Feb 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2023-2024 Catalog & Student Handbook

Precision Machining Technology Certificate

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G3 Eligible Program- Qualifying students may have ZERO costs for tuition, fees, and textbooks. 
Learn more at https://www.brightpoint.edu/training-workforce/g3.


PURPOSE: This four-semester program prepares students for entry-level jobs in machining.  This program is offered at the Chester Campus. All career-technical degrees are guided by advisory committees comprised of local business leaders.

CREDENTIALS: A Certificate is a program of study typically less than two years in length with a major in a career-technical area.  Students receiving a CERT intend to pursue immediate employment. Students can earn industry-recognized certifications in both manual and Computer Numerical Control machining. Student can complete the Career Studies Certificates (CSC) in Basic Precision Machining Technology and Computer Numerical Control during their program.

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).
  3. Earn nationally-recognized Level One Computer Numerical Controls (CNC) credentials through the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS).
  4. Write procedures using terminology and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to produce numerical control code for machines.

Required Courses

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 40


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

Students are strongly encouraged to complete their ENG, MTH, and SDV requirements first.

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.

To determine eligibility for Career Studies Certificates (CSC) in Basic Precision Machining Technology and/or Computer Numeric Control (CNC), students should consult their faculty advisor.

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

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