Dec 07, 2023  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Machining Technologies Certificate

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Certificate of Completion: 83 credits

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, or Spring Quarter

These machining programs are designed to help students acquire and develop skills necessary to work in the manufacturing industry. The programs integrate theory and practical applications in a fully equipped machine shop facility. 

In the six-quarter Machining Technologies program, students study machining processes and procedures, properties of metals, blueprint reading, applied math, inspection techniques, and the operation of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines. The CNC equipment includes vertical and horizontal machining centers as well as CNC lathes. 

Transfer credit from other institutions will be considered upon validation of transcript and course work. Students holding a recent Certificate of Completion from RTC should contact the Registrar for degree options.

This program articulates with Tech Prep programs through the Puget Sound Dual Credit Career Consortium.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Practice safe work standards expected in a machine shop environment.  
  • Solve problems to carry out manufacturing tasks in a timely and efficient manner.  
  • Apply the principles of mathematics, precision measurement and machining, and blueprint reading to the production of parts and tools to industry standards.  
  • Select and properly use appropriate instruments, tools, and equipment for machining operations.  
  • Demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of work, including attendance, interaction with co-workers and supervisors, appearance, and demeanor. 
  • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally with co-workers and supervisors. 
  • Work effectively in a multicultural, team environment and demonstrate good conflict resolution skills. 

Program Requirements

Below is the course sequence for students who enter in Fall Quarter. The course sequence for other entry points may vary.

GPA Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.0
  • Minimum grade for each course: 2.0

*Note: Clinical & Field-Based Experience courses require a Satisfactory (S) grade.

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