2022-2023 EGCC Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 15, 2024  
2022-2023 EGCC Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Machining, AAS

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The Machining Technology Program prepares individuals to set up and operate a variety of computer- controlled and mechanically-controlled machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments and tools. Machinists typically do the following:

  • Work from blueprints, sketches, or computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) files
  • Set up, operate and disassemble manual, automatic and computer-numeric-controlled
  • (CNC) machine tools
  • Align, secure and adjust cutting tools and work pieces
  • Monitor the feed and speed of machines
  • Turn, mill, drill, shape, and grind machines parts to specifications
  • Measure, examine, and test completed products for defects
  • Smooth the surface of parts or products
  • Present finished work pieces to customers and make modifications if needed

Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Machining will possess essential workplace skills, such as problem-solving and critical thinking, technical math skills, and demonstrate interpersonal skills, work ethic, accountability and responsibility. They will be able to read, write, and speak effectively in the work environment. They will understand the fundamentals of tooling and machining (both manual and CNC) and their processes.

Of special note are the certificates embedded in the degree; as students’ progress to completion of the degree, they will be able to earn industry-recognized certificates that prepare them for the workforce.

  1. OSHA-30 certification
  2. Level I NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) Certifications:
    • Measurement, Materials and Safety
    • Job Planning, Benchwork and Layout
    • Manual Milling Skills I
    • Drill Press Skills I
    • Turning Operations: Turning Chucking Skills
    • Turning Operations: Turning Between Centers
    • CNC Turning: Operations
    • CNC Milling: Operations
    • CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations
    • CNC Turning: Programming Setup & Operations
    • FANUC (CNC Certification)

Recommended System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10 or higher
    • Processor: 2 GHz or higher
    • RAM: 4 GB or more
    • Hard Drive: 100 GB or more
    • Graphics: DirectX9or higher
    • Display: 720p
    • OS: Mac 10.14 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i5or higher
    • RAM: 8 GB or more
    • Hard Drive: 256 GB or more
    • Display: 1280x800 resolution or higher

Chromebooks are not recommended


Total Semester I Credit Hours: 16

Total Semester II Credit Hours: 15

Total Semester III Credit Hours: 15

Total Semester IV Credit Hours: 15

Total Credits: 61

Student must obtain a letter grade of C or better to progress to graduation/certification

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