Machine and Manufacturing Trades, Manufacturing Technology (Technical Certificate)

Award: Technical Certificate
Program of Study: Manufacturing Technology
Specialization: Machine and Manufacturing Trades
Program Code: 1337

About This Program . . .

This program offers classroom instruction and related lab work with hands-on activities in the use of tools and the operation of equipment found in manufacturing.  Students will work in the areas of blueprint reading, computer numerical control (CNC) machining, general machining and maintenance, computer-aided drafting (CAD), and related mathematics.  This course is designed to meet competency-based standards set by the industry.  Attitude and quality of workmanship is stressed. Career options include entry level machinist, computer-numerical control operator, numerical tool and process technician, manufacturing engineering technician, and manufacturing inspection technician.

For more information on what you can do with this major, visit WCCC's Programs of Study page.

All CMU/WCCC technical certificate graduates are expected to demonstrate proficiency in specialized knowledge/applied learning, communication fluency, and critical thinking. In addition to these campus‐wide student learning outcomes, graduates of this major will be able to:

  1. Use written and oral communication skills needed for entry level employment in the manufacturing industry (Communication Fluency).
  2. Summarize business practices, principles and application of associated technical skill in the machining industry (Specialized Knowledge).
  3. Apply the necessary machining skill sets to perform specified manufacturing processes (Applied Learning).

Each section below contains details about the requirements for this program. Select a header to expand the information/requirements for that particular section of the program's requirements. 

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Institutional Certificate Requirements

The following institutional requirements apply to all CMU or WCCC Technical Certificates. Specific programs may have different requirements that must be met in addition to institutional requirements.

  • Consists of 5-59 semester hours.
  • Consists of 100-200 level courses.
  • At least fifty percent of the credit hours must be taken at CMU/WCCC.
  • 2.00 cumulative GPA or higher in all CMU/WCCC coursework.
  • A grade lower than “C” will not be counted toward meeting the requirements.
  • A course may only be used to fulfill one requirement for each degree/certificate.
  • Non-traditional credit, such as advanced placement, credit by examination, credit for prior learning, cooperative education and internships, cannot exceed twenty-five percent of the semester credit hours required for a technical certificate.
  • Pre-collegiate courses (usually numbered below 100) cannot be used for graduation.
  • Capstone exit assessment/projects (e.g., Major Field Achievement Test) requirements are identified under Program-Specific Certificate Requirements.
  • The Catalog Year determines which program sheet and certificate requirements a student must fulfill in order to graduate. Visit with your advisor or academic department to determine which catalog year and program requirements you should follow.
  • See “Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees and Certificates” in the catalog for a complete list of graduation requirements.

Program Specific Certificate Requirements

(36 semester hours)

MAMT 101Introduction to Manufacturing2
MAMT 105Print Reading and Sketching2
MAMT 106Geometric Tolerancing2
MAMT 115Introduction to Machine Shop3
MAMT 120Machine Technology I4
MAMT 125Machine Technology II4
MAMT 230Machine Technology III4
MAMT 240Job Shop Machining II3
or MAMT 170 Practical Applications
MAMT 148CNC Applications3
MAMT 251CNC Machining I3
MAMT 255CNC Machining II3
MATH 107Career Math3
Total Semester Credit Hours36
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Credit Hours
MAMT 101 Introduction to Manufacturing 2
MAMT 105 Print Reading and Sketching 2
MAMT 115 Introduction to Machine Shop 3
MAMT 120 Machine Technology I 4
MAMT 148 CNC Applications 3
MATH 107 Career Math 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring Semester
MAMT 125 Machine Technology II 4
MAMT 230 Machine Technology III 4
MAMT 251 CNC Machining I 3
MAMT 255 CNC Machining II 3
MAMT 240
Job Shop Machining II
or Practical Applications
MAMT 106 Geometric Tolerancing 2
 Semester Credit Hours19
 Total Semester Credit Hours36

Advising Process and DegreeWorks

Documentation on the pages related to this program is intended for informational purposes to help determine what courses and associated requirements are needed to earn a certificate. Some courses are critical to complete in specific semesters while others may be moved around. Meeting with an academic advisor is essential in planning courses and discussing the suggested course sequencing. It is ultimately the student’s responsibility to understand and fulfill the requirements for her/his intended certificate.

DegreeWorks is an online degree audit tool available in MAVzone. It is the official record used by the Registrar’s Office to evaluate progress towards a certificate and determine eligibility for graduation. Students are responsible for reviewing their DegreeWorks audit on a regular basis and should discuss questions or concerns with their advisor or academic department head. Discrepancies in requirements should be reported to the Registrar’s Office.

Graduation Process

Students must complete the following in the first two months of the semester prior to completing their certificate requirements (for one-semester certificates, complete in the first week of class):

  • Review their DegreeWorks audit and create a plan that outlines how unmet requirements will be met in the final semester.
  • Meet with their advisor and modify their plan as needed. The advisor must approve the final plan.
  • Submit the “Intent to Graduate” form to the Registrar’s Office to officially declare the intended graduation date and commencement ceremony plans.
  • Register for all needed courses and complete all requirements for each degree sought.

Submission deadlines and commencement details can be found at

If a student’s petition for graduation is denied, it will be her/his responsibility to consult the Registrar’s Office regarding next steps.