Manual Machining
Manual Machining
Certificate of Achievement
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Business, Technology, and
Professional Studies Division


Manual Machining certification prepares for work in the metal manufacturing industry. Students learn to make metal parts using the drill press, manual milling machine, and manual lath. Students also learn to read manufacturing blueprints, interpret Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) symbols, and create blueprints using AutoCAD.

  • Learn to operate manufacturing equipment safely and earn OSHA 10;
  • Interpret blueprints to manufacture parts;
  • Apply shop and tool room mathematics as needed;
  • Complete part inspection using appropriate instruments such as micrometers, calipers, and scales;
  • Set up and operate a manual drill press, lathe, milling machine;
  • Prepare for The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification.

Advanced Manufacturing Technology degree program
Advanced Manufacturing Technology certificate program

2023-2024 Academic Year
 earlier / Archive
CIP 143601
Credit-bearing certificate programs can serve as gateways to earning an associate degree. Students are encouraged to consult the program coordinator, an academic advisor or Success Coach to explore such opportunities.
Code Course (lecture/lab hours) Credits
AMT 101 Machine Shop Techniques I (2/3) 3
DRA 190 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting (1/2) 2
AMT 103 Blueprint Reading Basics (2/0) 2
AMT 110 Machine Shop Techniques II (2/3) 3