PURPOSE: This four-semester program prepares students for entry-level jobs as manual machinists performing hands-on work with lathes, mills, grinders, drills, and presses. This program is offered at the Chester Campus. All career-technical degrees are guided by advisory committees comprised of local business leaders.
CREDENTIALS: A Career Studies Certificate (CSC) is a program of study typically less than one year in length with a major in a career-technical area. Students receiving a CSC intend to pursue immediate employment. Students have the opportunity to earn National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certifications.
BRIGHTPOINT APPRENTICESHIP ACADEMY: Students may be eligible for this one-year program focusing on the technical instruction and training needed to enter into a registered apprenticeship program. All training hours earned in the program could apply toward your registered apprenticeship requirements. Information about this and other Career Training Programs can be found at https://brightpoint.edu/training-workforce/training/.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet Brightpoint admission requirements. New students should work with their New Student Navigator to get ready for their first semester. They can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Continuing students should work with their faculty advisor on academic planning and graduation requirements.
PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an introductory level of competency in the following skills:
- Calculate and interpret linear and micrometer measurements relevant to machining operations.
- Earn nationally-recognized Level One Materials, Measurement, and Safety (MMS) credentials through the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) ) at the completion of MAC 164 and MAC 123.
- Students will perform quality control checks on manufactured NIMS performance parts.