Machining Technology

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

WorkKeys Assessment: Workplace Documents (Level 5), Graphic Literacy (Level 5), and Applied Math (Level 5). Call (435) 750-3188 to schedule an appointment. Need a review? Get a sneak peek at the Assessment Center or enroll directly into the Academic Learning Center by calling (435) 753-6780.

Please note: A composite ACT score of 17 or a composite SAT score of 930 can waive assessment requirements if taken no more than four years prior to enrollment.

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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 - Assessment

WorkKeys Assessment: Workplace Documents (Level 5), Graphic Literacy (Level 5), and Applied Math (Level 5). Call (435) 750-3188 to schedule an appointment. Need a review? Get a sneak peek at the Assessment Center or enroll directly into the Academic Learning Center by calling (435) 753-6780. Please note: A composite ACT score of 17 or a composite SAT score of 930 can waive assessment requirements if taken no more than four years prior to enrollment. Please email your ACT/SAT scores to studentservices@btech.edu. If you do not have your scores, schedule your assessment below.

Schedule an Assessment

Step 3 - Enrollment and Registration

Once the Assessment/ACT has been approved, the next step is to meet with a Student Services Representative to complete your enrollment. You will declare your starting date, enrolled hours, and set up your payment schedule. No appointment is necessary. If you have any questions, Student Services can be reached at 435-753-6780 or studentservices@btech.edu.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$3,457 - this is an estimate.
Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: Yes

Estimated Monthly Payment:

$384

Campus Locations

Logan Campus - Main

Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
1440 Hours - 15 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: 92%
Job Placement: 100%
Withdrawal: 8%

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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A Little About Bridgerland Technical College

The mission of the Bridgerland Technical College is to deliver competency-based, employer-guided career and technical education to both secondary and post-secondary students through traditional and technology-enhanced methodologies.

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Hours of Operation

Logan Campus - Main

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm (We will be open at 7:30 am on the first day of registration)

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

In-Person Hours Brigham City Branch Campus
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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Logan Campus - Main (Office)
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321

Toll Free: 866-701-1100
Local: 435-753-6780
TDD: 800-346-4128
Fax: 435-752-2016