Build Your Future in Machine Technology
Machine Technology Certificate Program (Level 1)
Designed for students wishing to pursue a career in machining or manufacturing. Upon completion of the program students will be able to:
- Solve mathematical calculations necessary for machining processes.
- Determine appropriate measuring tools to evaluate machine parts to Blueprint specifications.
Machine Technology Certificate Program (Level 2)
The Level II Certificate program is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in more advanced machining or manufacturing areas. Upon completion of the program students will be able to:
- Interpret engineering drawings related to the machining process.
- Determine operational sequences, select appropriate machine tools, work-holding devices and cutting tools for material removal.
- Demonstrate basic set-up/operation of machinery such as engine lathes, milling machines, surface grinders and basic CNC equipment to produce machined parts that fit together in assemblies.
Degrees & Certificates
- Apply online at fullcoll.edu
- Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
- Take the online orientation
- Take assessment exam
- Meet with a Counselor
- Update Personal info in My Gateway
- Register for classes
- Pay fees
Frequently Asked Questions
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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).
Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full-time or part-time.
WHAT ARE THE JOBS AND HOW MUCH DO THEY PAY?
For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.
• Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist)
• Computer Numerical Control Operator (CNC Operator)
• Computer Numerical Control Programmer (CNC Programmer)
• Machine Tool Set-up and Operator
• Maintenance Machinist
• Process Engineer
WHAT IS THE JOB OUTLOOK?
Overall employment of machinists and tool and die makers is projected to show little or no change from 2016 to 2026. Employment growth will vary by specialty.
Employment of machinists is projected to grow 2 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations. With improvements in technologies, such as computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools, autoloaders, high-speed machining, and lights-out manufacturing, machinists will still be required to set up, monitor, and maintain these systems.
Employment of tool and die makers is projected to decline 7 percent from 2016 to 2026. Advances in automation, including CNC machine tools, should reduce demand for tool and die makers to perform tasks, such as programming how parts fit together, that computer software can perform.
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“I’ve recently become a Character Artist at MGA Entertainment and I owe it all to the Digital Arts CTE program at Fullerton College. Every single class I took helped me build a portfolio that was competitive enough to land me a job where all of my coworkers come from private colleges, and I think that’s pretty cool. Not only are the classes very useful but the professors that teach them are as well. They have endless amounts of knowledge and experience in their fields and are super eager to help their students. I am very proud and grateful to have been a part of the CTE program and I can’t wait to see where I go in the future thanks to Fullerton College.”