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Machine Tool Technology - Machinist I

Certificate: Certificate in Applied Science, CAS


This certificate provides an individual with the basic skills for manual machine operation, including: safety, tooling, set up, speeds and feeds, materials, print reading, and precision measurement. The student will focus learning activities on engine lathes and milling machines. Certificate completers will be prepared for entry level machine tool positions in manufacturing and service businesses.

• Does Not Require High School Diploma or GED (NOTE: Non-high school graduates or those who do not have a GED, must have ENG 155 or equivalent placement test score.)

Career Placement

At FDTC, we believe that education deserves results - that’s why we want to watch our students succeed in the real world. Florence-Darlington Technical College works diligently to match students with relevant jobs in our community so that they can put their hard-earned education to work. We partner with successful alumni and local businesses to ensure our students get the best possible career upon graduation. Our Career Services Office offers a variety of services to help students succeed including: resume coaching, on-campus recruiting & career fairs, online job postings, professional development workshops, personality evaluations, internship placement assistance, and other online career building resources. We encourage all students to schedule a meeting with a Career Services Coach at (843) 661-8075 to explore their post-graduation opportunities. Find out about what Career Services can do for you. What does your future look like?

Learning Goals/Objectives

Graduates will:
• Apply industry standard safety practices and specific safety requirements for different machining operations.
• Interpret blueprint information and translate into actionable items.
• Perform setup and operation of manual machines, such as band saw, lathe, mill, and drill press.

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