Certifications
If students attend all classes, complete the necessary coursework, and pass the required tests, students will receive: 10 OSHA Certification and MIraCosta College Certificate of Accomplishment.
 

Career Pathways
There are numerous opening for machinist technician apprentices in North County! Companies such as: Datron, Taylormade, Veridiam, Alphtec Spine, K-Tech Machines, Achusnet Golf, Southwest Green Int., Greenlee Textron, SMAC; to only name a few!

Salaries for machinist technician apprentices range from $13-$16/hour. However, many companies are hiring at $15-$18/hour with proper training and certifications provided by programs such as ours.

Next Start Date: Aug. 17 - Nov 13, 2015
Times: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.  Monday - Friday
Instructional Hours: Approximately 3 1/2 months long. This is a full time program, that runs 5 days a week ( Mon-Fri).
Cost:  $6,000. This cost includes books and materials, tool usage, and OSHA certification.  W
e are GI Bill approved and WIOA funding approved.
Course Curriculum:

Call: (760)795-6346

Pre-requisites:
* High School Diploma or GED
* Knowledge of basic math up through pre-algebra. (Assessed using CASAS)
* Some experience working with tools and mechanical parts.
* Desire to work in as a machinist with a long apprenticeship requirement.
OSHA 10 HOUR SAFETY COURSE
The OSHA 10-hour General Industry Course covers certain OSHA-mandated topics, such as an overview of OSHA, tips on how to locate specific OSHA regulations, basic electrical safety, & walking/working surfaces. Industry training topics that pertain specifically to a machinist operations (example: machinery guarding, overhead & mobile cranes, confined space entry, PPE, and tools & equipment) will also be covered. This course is based on the requirements contained within the OSHA Code of Federal Regulations for General Industry (29 CFR 1910). Students will be given their 10 hour OSHA completion card after this course.
MACHINE SHOP MATH
This course is designed to teach the student how to solve typical and practical mathematical shop problems using a calculator and The Machinery's Handbook. Particular emphasis will be placed on solving problems of ratio and proportion, measurement system conversion, plane geometry, and right triangles as applied to machine fabricated parts.
SETUP AND OPERATION OF MILLING MACHINES
This course instructs students in the safe and accurate setup and production operation of manually operated milling machines and also Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling machines. Students will learn how to align fixtures, select offsets, select cutter radius compensation, and run first article parts.
BLUEPRINT READING
This course is designed to familiarize the student with blueprints and the conversion of blueprint data to workable fabrication data unique to the machine shop. It will cover tool-offset conversion, location, and identification of missing and pertinent coordinates, ANSI Y-14.5, visualization, and identification of attributes important to machine tooling and CNC programming.

SHOP INSPECTION
This course is designed to give the students a complete understanding of dimensional metrology. The student will also develop skills in preparing inspection reports using all of the appropriate instruments available in a machine shop for validation of part geometry.
MACHINE TOOL INTRODUCTION
This course is designed as a survey of machine tool technology. It will stress traditional machine tool technologies. It includes set-up and operation of the engine lathe, the milling machine, the drill press, and sawing and cutoff machines. It will also incorporate calculation and setup of speeds and feeds, and measurements. This course is required for all Machine Tool Technology majors.

SETUP AND OPERATION OF CNC LATHES
This course instructs students in the safe and accurate set-up and production operation of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) lathes. Students will learn how to load programs, select offset, select cutter radius compensation, and run first article parts.
COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSPECTION
This course advances the student's skill in the development of inspection methods for complex machined parts. The student will learn the advanced aspects of dimensional metrology by using articulating arms, 3D scanners, and mechanical as well as programmable coordinate measuring machines to validate part geometry. Finally, the student will develop skills in preparing production part approval processes (PPAP).

ADVANCED MACHINE TOOL CONCEPTS
This course is designed to augment the student's knowledge of conventional and automated process techniques. Coursework includes developing advanced skills in lathe and mill setup, materials science, and learning process planning.
FIXTURE TOOLING
This course teaches planning, design, and fabrication methods for fixturing in the machine shop. It includes decision-making, machine planning, cutter selection, tolerancing, rest areas, clamping, blueprint interpretation, and design.

MANUAL MACHINING LAB
This course is an independent study on an experimental research basis, using the manual lathe, the manual mill, and associated cutting tools and machines. Students will increase their skill and knowledge in specialized areas of their choice with the approval and guidance of the department.

COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL PROGRAMMING
This course includes numerical control programming as applied to machine tools. Students will develop Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine tool programs used to make manufactured parts. Computers will be used to input, develop, and proof CNC programs.

ROBOTICS FOR COMPUTER NUMERICALLY CONTROLLED MACHINES
This course introduces the student to the applications of robotics for computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines by the use of activities-based learning, project-based learning, and problem-based learning. The student will learn how to create a part using software and apply computer-generated toolpaths. The student will also learn about setup, operation, and programming of CNC machines. Techniques of integration between several CNC machines in a work cell environment will be emphasized using simulation and robotic applications.

LEADERSHIP
We see our graduates as the next generation of Machine Technology leaders. As such, we wish to give each student a vision of that goal by providing a basic understanding of servant-leadership. This recognized form of leadership seeks to involve others in decision making and is strongly based in ethical and caring behavior. It enhances the personal growth of workers while improving the caring and quality of organizational life. We hope that by introducing these concepts to the students, they will be better prepared to contribute to any of our local industries and be seen as a positive force of innovation, influence and leadership.


MACHINE WORK READINESS SKILLS
We want our program graduates to be as successful as possible in the workplace. This course will assist the students to profoundly grasp what successful work place attitudes and behaviors look like. Some topics included are: Importance of Positive Attitudes in Work & School, the consequences of being late, missing work, or calling in sick as an excuse, keeping focused while at work, doing your very best, accepting guidance and direction, being flexible, staying calm, managing and reducing stress, honesty and ethics in the workplace, positive attitudes.

Did You Know...
 
The United States is the world's largest manufacturing economy, producing 21 percent of global manufactured products. China is second at 15 percent and Japan is third at 12 percent.

U.S. manufacturing produces $1.7 trillion of value each year, or 11.7 percent of U.S. GDP. For every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, another $1.35 is added to the economy.

Manufacturing supports an estimated 17 million jobs in the U.S.-about one in six private sector jobs. 3 Nearly 12 million Americans (or 9 percent of the workforce) are employed directly in manufacturing.

In 2010, the average U.S. manufacturing worker earned $77,186 annually, including pay and benefits. The average worker in all industries earned $56,436 annually.

U.S. manufacturers are the most productive workers in the world-far surpassing the worker productivity of any other major manufacturing economy, leading to higher wages and living standards.

U.S. manufacturers perform two-thirds of all private sector R&D in the nation, driving more innovation than any other sector.

Taken alone, U.S. Manufacturing would be the 9th largest economy in the world.

The Manufacturing Machinist Technology Program is a full time 480 hour training (3 months long). This program runs 5 days a week ( Mon-Fri). Students enrolled in this program will learn how to use precision instrument makers that fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. Students are instructed in the operation of a variety of precision metal removal tools, such as small hand tools drill presses, band saw, lathes, milling machines and grinders. Shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, machining procedures, tooling and basic understanding of CNC machining will also be covered. OSHA-10 hour certification will be achieved. Students are required to design and create multiple projects using all of the machines showing foundational competency with all machines.
Because MiraCosta College values job readiness skills and a direct link between program and industry, we include a resume building class, a leadership workshop and several job shadowing days to our program participants. Students will receive a MiraCosta College Certificate of Accomplishment upon completion of all program requirements.

Come to our FREE Orientation and Assessment on
Oct. 1, 2015  6pm
MiraCosta Technology Career Institute
2075 Las Palmas Drive
Carlsbad, CA

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