The Level I Certificate of Competency (CCT) in Machining I prepares students for employment as entry-level operators and technicians in the manufacturing industry. The program provides applied skills in process planning, quality control, setup and operation of manual/computer numeric control (CNC) machines for current and future needs of the manufacturing industry. This program introduces students to manual data programming and CAD/CAM. A CCT in Machining II and an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Manufacturing and Production Technology are also available.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Practice safety rules and regulations applicable to a manufacturing environment.
- Use mathematical skills to solve basic manufacturing problems.
- Interpret technical documentation and materials to make informed decisions in manufacturing processes.
- Evaluate compliance using standardized industry inspection techniques.
- Demonstrate personal and professional accountability.
- Effectively communicate orally, visually, and in writing in the manufacturing environment.
- Effectively work within a team structure.
- Use the appropriate hand, measuring and cutting tool for a given task according to industry standards.
- Set up and operate manual machining equipment.
- Program, set up, and operate multi-axis computer numerical control (CNC) manufacturing machinery or equipment using a combination of materials and technologies.
- Recognize manufacturing defects and make appropriate decisions.
Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Lathe and Turning Machine Operators
Manufacturing Production Technicians
Milling and Planing Machine Operators
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
The following is the suggested course sequence by block. Please keep in mind:
- Students should meet with a navigator to discuss their academic and career goals.
- The course sequence is laid out by block and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- This is a cohort program in which students progress through their course of study together in the required course sequence.
|Course Name||Requisites||Notes||Clock Hours|
|MFC101||Technical Documentation||Critical course||81|
|MFC110||Inspection Techniques||Critical course Gateway course||67|
|MFC111||Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GDT)||102|
|MFC113||Coordinate Measuring Machines I||81|
|Course Name||Requisites||Notes||Clock Hours|
|MFC120||Introduction to Manual Machining||157|
|MFC131||CNC Machining Level I||203|
|MFC140||Manual CNC Programming||67|
Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.
Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.
Students must earn a grade of ‘P’ or ‘C’ or better (depending on the course grading scale) for all courses required within the program.
Weekly hour requirements vary by program. Students should meet with a navigator to discuss these requirements further. Actual completion times may vary. A separate $15 Registration Fee will be charged per academic year.
View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Competency in CNC Machining I (Day) (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm12?id=153496).
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.
The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:
|Catalog Year||Effective Dates|
|2020-2021||5/26/2020 – 5/24/2021|