Basic Machinist - BM31

Offered at the Following Campus

  • High Schools

Program Overview

The Basic Machinist certificate program prepares students for a machine tool operator position with a machine shop or machine tool establishment. Topics include foundations of mathematics, an introduction to machine tool technology, and blueprint reading for machine tool applications.

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
General Core Courses (3 hours)

Prereqs: Diploma Level Math Scores OR MATH 0090 w/ a "C" or better

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, formula manipulation, technical applications, and basic statistics.
Occupational Courses (7 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces the fundamental concepts and procedures necessary for the safe and efficient use of basic machine tools. Topics include: machine shop safety, terminology, use of hand and bench tools, analysis of measurements, part layout, horizontal and vertical band saw setup and operation, drill press setup and operation, and quality control.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces the fundamental concepts necessary to develop blueprint reading competencies, interpret drawings, and produce sketches for machine tool applications. Topics include interpretation of blueprints, sketching, sectioning, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and assembly drawings.

 

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Related Program Options:

Machine Tool Technology Degree
Machine Tool Technology Diploma

Advisors

Erin Lee
Shamonti Mobley
High School Coordinator
Office: Berrien Hall, Room 310
Phone: (229) 333-2100 ext. 1246
Email:
Campus: Valdosta Campus, High Schools

Amanda Hayes
High School Coordinator
Office: 617A
Phone: (229) 468-2027
Email:
Campus: Coffee Campus, High Schools