Machining Technology

Certificate Description

This program prepares students (both high school and adult) for entry-level positions as machine technicians, machine tool operators, and machinists.

Students will learn to operate a variety of mechanically and computer-controlled machine tools to cut metals and plastics to produce precision parts, instruments, and tools.

Topics include working with hand tools, part layout, blueprint reading, feed and speed calculation, tool selection, manual lathe and mill operations, programming with CAD/CAM systems, CNC mill and lathe setup and operations, and more.

The self-paced, competency based, hands-on training allows for maximum efficiency for completion and supports the mission of the college in delivering competency-based, employer-guided career and technical education to both secondary and post-secondary students through traditional and technology-enhanced methodologies.

– a graduate will demonstrate clean and safe work habits while operating equipment and machine tools in a shop environment

– a graduate will demonstrate proficiency in reading and interpreting blueprints and tolerances associated with creating machined parts and components

– a graduate will demonstrate proficiency in reading various measuring instruments used in a machine shop environment

– a graduate will demonstrate ability in selecting tooling, feeds and speeds applicable for the machinery and operations that they perform

– a graduate will demonstrate an understanding of basic part inspection methods, techniques, equipment, and tooling, including a basic understanding of coordinate measuring machine operation

– a graduate will demonstrate proficiency in various manual lathe and mill operations used in part creation

– a graduate will demonstrate proficiency in basic Mastercam controls and operations, geometry creation, toolpath selection, and post-processing operations

– a graduate will demonstrate proficiency in reading and writing G&M code, by hand, for CNC lathe and CNC milling machines

– a graduate will demonstrate proficiency in various CNC mill and CNC lathe operations used in part creation

Certificate Courses

Additional Requirements

Complete Machining Essentials (MACH0995).

This course must be completed before a student can register for courses in the Machining Technology program. An introductory course to basic procedures and machining operations encountered in the manufacturing industry. Topics include essential safety practices, use of basic measuring tools, and applications of pedestal grinding, rough sawing material, basic manual lathe operations OR basic manual mill operations.

Objectives:

  • Identify safe practices in a machine shop
  • Identify correct clean-up procedures
  • Demonstrate accurate use and reading of steel rules, micrometers, and calipers
  • Perform basic layout procedures
  • Demonstrate and perform accurate use of hand tools
  • Demonstrate safe setup and operation of band saws

Lathe Option – Objectives:

  • Demonstrate safe operation of a pedestal grinder
  • Demonstrate safe operation of a lathe
  • Demonstrate proper machine maintenance and workstation cleanup
  • Demonstrate proper workholding device selection and setup
  • Demonstrate proper lathe cutting tool selection and setup
  • Demonstrate efficient speeds and feeds for lathe tooling
  • Perform accurate lathe OD machining operations
  • Create and evaluate surface finishes
OR

Mill Option – Objectives:

  • Demonstrate safe operation of a milling machine
  • Demonstrate proper machine maintenance and workstation cleanup
  • Demonstrate proper workholding device selection and setup
  • Demonstrate proper mill cutting tool selection and setup
  • Demonstrate efficient speeds and feeds for mill tooling
  • Perform accurate milling of outside and inside surfaces
  • Perform accurate holeforming mill operations for size and location
  • Create and evaluate milled surface finishes
Students must attend a course orientation 8 AM on the first class.
Students must attend 30 hours per week.
Open Lab Availability:
Mon – Fri, 7 am – 4 pm.

Questions? Contact Wes at wchambers@btech.edu

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Employment Outlook
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Step 1 - Let's Get Started - Admissions

Bridgerland Technical College is open year round. Most programs are open-entry, open-exit, which means you can start the program at the first of every month as long as there is space available. Please contact SSA's for questions about this program, or check start dates.

The first step is to fill out the application for Bridgerland Technical College

Logan Campus Application

Step 2 - Complete Pre Admission Course

Once the pre admission course Machining Essentials (MACH0995) has been successfully completed, students will work with the Machining Department for a start date.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$2,625 - this is an estimate.
Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: Yes

Estimated Monthly Payment:

$375

Campus Locations

Logan Campus - Main

Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
1050 Hours - 8 - 10 months
Hours per Week
30 hrs/wk
Certificate Availability
High School Students:
Arranged - varies by school

Adult Students:
Flexible hours
Mon - Fri, 8 am - 2:30 pm
Tues - Thurs, 5 pm - 10 pm

Outcome Data

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education

Completion: 89%
Job Placement: 94%
Withdrawal: 11%

Outcome statistics are compiled annually based upon Training Outcome surveys conducted with students post-graduation. Data is gathered through coordination with the student, faculty, Student Services Office personnel, and licensing agencies.

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Hours of Operation

Logan Campus - Main
Telephone: 435-753-6780

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

Brigham City Branch Campus
Telephone: 435-734-0614

Student Services
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

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1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321

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