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Metals Technician - ME31 Technical Certificate of Credit

Program Description: The Metals Technician TCC is a series of courses that prepare a student for general knowledge of maintenance and repair of machinery by combining machine shop courses with welding courses. A student will learn to operate lathes (lathe safety, threading, tapers, bearing shafts, etc.) and milling machines (indicating vises, cutting key ways, squaring parts, etc.) as well as basic welding theory, safety and operating procedures (hand tool and power machine use, measurement, welding power sources, welding codes and standards) and advanced techniques (set up; transfer modes; wire selection; shielded gas selection) required for successful gas metal arc welding.

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  • 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, Georgia Milestones Literature/Composition or Georgia Milestones American Literature/Composition (for meeting English requirement only) or GED score of 145 or higher, or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a High School overall GPA of 2.0, a HOPE Scholarship GPA of 2.6 or higher after the completion of 10th grade, or have 2 years documented work experience in the subject area. 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.
Occupational Courses 20
MCHT 1011 Introduction to Machine Tool 4
MCHT 1119 Lathe Operations I 4
MCHT 1120 Mill Operations I 4
WELD 1000 Introduction to Welding Technology 4
WELD 1090 Gas Metal Arc Welding 4
Faculty & Staff

Machine Tool Technology Program Coordinator, Valdosta Campus


Machine Tool/Welding Instructor, Cook Campus

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