Machining Technologies

Post Secondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) Technical Certificate

Program Purpose:

To prepare students with the necessary skills to become machinists. The content includes all aspects of the machining industry, including planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues, and health/safety/environmental issues.

Students will be prepared to sit for the following industry assessments:

  • OSHA 30-Hour for General Industry
  • National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Level 1

Note: This program will be offered at the TCC Advanced Manufacturing Training Center.

Note: This is an evening program only.

 

Program Length:
1,500 clock hours

Admission Requirements:
Standard high school diploma or GED diploma. Must be at least 17 years of age, and must turn 18 years of age before the end of the first semester in the program.

Note: Students must take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) within the first semester of enrollment in the program or present evidence of allowable substitute. (Learn more.) In order to successfully complete the program, students must earn a score of 8.0 or higher in language and mathematics and a reading score of 9.0 or higher on the TABE.

Academic Division:
Division of Workforce Development

Financial Aid: Financial aid for the welding program is available. This program is also eligible for the Florida Prepaid program. Click here to learn more.

Bookstore: The TCC bookstore can assist you with book purchases.

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Contact:
(850) 201-9720 or amtc@tcc.fl.edu

You may also complete an interest form for this or other workforce programs.

View Information about Graduation Requirements and Year of Entry.

PMT0020 Machinist Helper
0 credit hour(s) | Fall | Spring | Summer

This course prepares students for entry into the machining industry. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional machinist. Content emphasizes beginning skills that are key to success in the machining industry. Students study workplace safety and organization, job-related mathematics, basic blueprint information, basic measuring operations, bench work skills, the history of manufacturing, manufacturing processes and systems, generating and interpreting computer-aided design drawings, basic precision measurement, sharpening tools, operating power saws, pedestal grinders, drill presses, and the importance of employability and entrepreneurship skills. This course emphasizes the essential knowledge and skills to meet the occupational completion point (OCP) for Machinist Helper. Contact: 300 clock hours. Additional fee. Does not count toward A.A. or A.S. degree.

 

PMT0022 Machinist Operator
0 credit hour(s) | Fall | Spring | Summer

Prerequisite(s): PMT0020
This course is designed to build on the skills and knowledge learned in PMT0020 for entry into the machining industry. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional machinist. Content emphasizes knowledge of working in the machining industry. Students study the skills necessary to work in teams, use critical thinking skills to solve complex problems, use advanced mathematics, use quality control and inspection methods, plan machining operations using a lathe and mill, use computer-aided design/computer-aided manufactutring (CAD/CAM) processes for lathe and milling operations, and set up and program a computer numerical control (CNC) machine for lathe and milling operations. Additional fee. Does not count toward A.A. or A.S. degree.

 

PMT0024 Machinist Setup Operator
0 credit hour(s) | Fall | Spring | Summer

Prerequisite(s): PMT0020 , PMT0022
This course is designed to build on the skills and knowledge students learned in PMT0020 and PMT0022 for entry into the machining industry. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional machinist. Content emphasizes knowledge of working in the machining industry. Students study the skills necessary to perform advanced lathe, milling and CNC operations. Additional fee. Does not count for A.A. or A.S. degree.

 

PMT0025 Machinist
0 credit hour(s) | Fall | Spring | Summer

Prerequisite(s): PMT0020 , PMT0022 , PMT0024 .
This course is designed to build on the skills and knowledge students learned in the PMT0020 , PMT0022 and PMT0024 for entry into the machining industry. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional machinist. Content emphasizes knowledge of working in the machining industry. Students study the skills necessary to perform grinding operations, operate and set up electrical discharge machines, and heat treat furnaces. This course emphasizes the essential knowledge and skills to meet the occupational completion point (OCP) for a machinist. Contact: 300 clock hours. Additional fee. Does not count toward A.A. or A.S. degree.