Course Catalog

Basic Machinist - BM31 Technical Certificate of Credit

Program Description: 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.

Locations Offered:


  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. 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.

Start Terms:

  • This program begins each semester on the Valdosta campus; it begins each Spring on the Coffee campus.

Experienced Worker Certification Form

This program is a HOPE Career Grant eligible program for students who are HOPE Grant eligible. The Career Grant award is a fixed amount per semester based on the number of credit hours taken. Maximum award per term is $500.

General Core Courses 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
Occupational Courses 7
MCHT 1011 Introduction to Machine Tool 4
MCHT 1012 Blueprint for Machine Tool 3
Faculty & Staff

Machine Tool Technology Program Coordinator, Valdosta Campus


Machine Tool/Welding Instructor, Cook Campus

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