You can apply for entry-level positions related to CNC setup, operation and programming; quality control specialist, industrial manufacturing technician, production technician, or entry-level machinist.
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Our 240-hour program is designed to prepare you for employment in entry-level positions within the industrial maintenance and machining industry by teaching you the fundamental knowledge and skills required to become an expert machinist. This program teaches students:
- how to interpret blueprints
- perform shop math calculations
- work with precision measurements and measuring tools
- set-up and complete projects on both traditional lathes and mills, as well as CNC machines
- attention to detail, work to close tolerances, improve your mechanical aptitude and solve mechanical challenges by working through logical steps
- Shop safety including OSHA-10 certification training
This curriculum is designed to prepare you to:
- Define lean manufacturing concepts
- Demonstrate measuring skills and proper usage of precision measurement tools: Vernier calipers, sine bar, micrometer, height gage, gage block, dial indicator and comparator
- Read and interpret industrial blueprints for part and component fabrication or assembly
- Create basic CNC programs for milling and turning from part schematics
- Set up conventional and automated mills and lathes
- Describe common "G" and "M" codes and their functions
- Select proper tools, speeds, and feeds to machine a part
- Demonstrate safe machine shop practices
- Complete the OSHA-10 hour safety training for general industry
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of SolidWorks design software and the application's functions. Learn the relationships between MasterCAM and SolidWorks
- View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
- Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.
Upon completing your certificate, you can continue your education and choose from a variety of associate degrees including mechanical engineering technology at HACC!
When you complete your associate degree, you can transfer credits to a four-year school.
For your convenience, you can complete the entire program at our Harrisburg Campus.
Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there are scholarships available. Please visit hacc.edu/scholarships for details and deadlines.
To learn start dates and application deadlines, please use the information below to contact us.
We are passionate about providing a high-quality education and an opportunity for you to pursue your goals. Please contact Rusty Brink at 717-221-1338 for more information.