Machining Technology

Certificate Description

Machining Technology prepares students 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.
 
 

Objectives

  • 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

    For additional information on occupational profile, please click here.

    Employment Outlook
    What is the difference between a job and a career?
    The words career and job are very different. To be specific, a job is what you show up to for work; a career spans your lifetime and includes your education, training, professional memberships, and is something you love doing.

    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

    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: 67%
    Job Placement: 94%
    Withdrawal: 33%

    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. This hands-on technical education provides occupational education, skills training, and workforce development to support the educational and economic development of the Bear River Region.

     

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    Additional Information

    HEERF I, II, and III Required Reporting

     

    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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    Logan Campus - Main (Office)
    1301 North 600 West
    Logan, UT 84321

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    Local: 435-753-6780
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