This Certificate of Achievement does not count as a major for an Associate Degree.

Program Description

The Manufacturing Engineering Technician program is designed to prepare students for entry-level careers such as machinists, tool and die makers, computer numerical control (CNC) operators, CNC programmers, and aerospace and mechanical technicians in several manufacturing and engineering areas. The program exposes students to a broad range of technical skills that provide a practical education and prepares students for the modern manufacturing world.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate skills in blueprint reading, machining processes, and related concepts including geometric dimension and tolerancing systems.
  2. Utilize G-code programs to automated software programs (Mastercam) for CNC programming of 2- and 3-axis machines.
  3. Apply the basics of manufacturing, metal machining, and fabrication processes to mechanical designs.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement:

Required Units: 12

Required courses:

  • DT 008A - Introduction to Digital Design and Fabrication (3)
  • MACH 101 - Beginning Metalworking Skills (3)
  • DT 150 - Reading Engineering Drawings (1)
  • DT 230 - Computer-Aided Manufacturing (3)
  • DT 240 - Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (2)

Catalog Year
This information reflects the information from the 2020-2021 catalog. If you have questions about a previous version, please review our Catalog Archives and/or speak with a Counselor.