Machine Tool Certificate

Academic Program: 943

The Machine Tool Certificate program is designed to offer students a time effective pathway for acquiring the basic skills necessary to procure entry-level employment in the machine tool trades.

Students enrolled in this program learn both the soft skills and technical skills needed to be considered a viable candidate for early employment and/or apprenticeship opportunities. Soft skills include teamwork, problem solving, quality principles, and communication skills. Technical skills include manual machine tool operations, blueprint reading, mathematical operations, metrology, and Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) operations and programming.

Enrollment may be part-time or full-time, days or nights. The following courses may be taken in any order and at any time they are available as long as prerequisites have been met; however, students are recommended to confer with a faculty advisor when necessary. Students wishing to complete the Machine Tool Certificate program are required to complete the following course requirements.

Furthermore, these courses are directly applicable to the completion of the Tooling and Manufacturing Technology Certificate program (Academic Program Code: 920) and/or the Tooling and Manufacturing Technology A.A.A.S. degree (Academic Program Code: 908) if students wish to pursue further educational credentials.

Financial Aid

This program is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid.

Faculty Advisors

Nate Spahn
(616) 234-2244 

Jeff Tyler
(616) 234-4474