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Precision Machining Certificate


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Program Description

The Precision Machining certificate is a hands-on program that incorporates elements of machining and advanced manufacturing. This program was designed for the student who wants the skills to work in the precision machining and precision metal working industries. Many of these courses can be used to further pursue an A.A.S in Engineering Technology.

Program Overview

Graduates of the Precision Machining Certificate may begin their careers in mold making, machine building, tool making, die making, or CNC machinist. Students who pursue this degree should gain the knowledge needed to sit for certifications in CAD and machining.

Students will gain an understanding of the technology utilized in modern manufacturing and engineering firms. Hands-on innovative laboratories, in areas CNC machining, Quality Control, and CAD will prepare students for the job. Internships may be available.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate professionalism (on time, positive attitude, respectful).
  • Identify safety equipment.
  • Practice team building and effective communication.
  • Understand technology utilized in modern distribution and processing industries.
  • Identify tools and equipment.
  • Understand the fundamentals of Quality Control.
  • Perform computer numerical machine part production to industry standards.
  • Demonstrate measurement techniques necessary for successful employment.
  • Compose machine tool programs necessary for successful employment.

Career Opportunities

Engineering technicians can specialize in the design, control systems, materials, process control, instrumentation, automotive systems, robotics, machining, and processes used in the refrigeration and air conditioning fields. The average annual salary for graduates in this field is $44,420 with the top ten percent earning over $66,610. There are multiple prospective employers in the Eastern Panhandle of WV and additional employment opportunities throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Southern Pennsylvania.

Many employers in this field have tuition assistance programs, which could help the student to continue their education, toward an A.A.S in Engineering Technology.

Note: All salary estimations are based on the current position and educational trends. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.

Curriculum for a Certificate in Precision Machining


General Education Core 6
Technical Core 24
Total Credit Hours Required 30

Program Disclaimer


This curriculum includes a list of courses required for this program of study for this calendar year.  Your Academic Plan can be found on DegreeWorks once you become a degree-seeking student. 

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs.  BRCTC cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.

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