Jun 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Basic Precision Machining Technology, CSC

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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 getstarted@brightpoint.edu 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:

  1. Calculate and interpret linear and micrometer measurements relevant to machining operations.
  2. 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.
  3. Students will perform quality control checks on manufactured NIMS performance parts.


Required Courses

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 12


Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their degree progress by accessing advisement reports in the Student Information System (SIS) in the myBrightpoint portal or the Academic Planner in Navigate.

Courses noted as offered in Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.

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