Students must be currently working in a registered apprenticeship program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. The Apprenticeship Program prepares the student to work as a skilled Machinist, as well as earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Applied Industrial Technology. A four-year apprenticeship emphasizes the skill set required to be a highly skilled craftsman. Machinists or Tool Makers are involved in the manufacture of precision machined metal components used by many industries including the aerospace, automotive, medical, and energy fields. Many of the machine tools are run by computer numerical control - CNC. The Machinist of today must possess a wide skill set of mathematical knowledge, technical disciplines, and the ability to work independently and in team environments. Working from blueprints or drawings, machinists use a variety of specialized metal cutting machine tools to produce precision parts.

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This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

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Program Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Applicants must be sponsored by a participating employer

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Listen, ask questions and collaborate with co-workers and supervisor during the manufacturing process to produce a high quality product.
  2. Be reliable, conscientious, respectful and committed to the organization’s mission.
  3. Apply principles and practice of safety while performing daily tasks.
  4. Recognize, analyze and apply knowledge, resources and creativity to resolve problems as they arise.
  5. Apply advanced concepts of shop math, blueprint reading, inspection and knowledge of machining and manufacturing principles to produce a quality product that meets customer specification in a safe and efficient manner.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ATMT-1100 Manufacturing Skills I 3
ATMT-1110 Manufacturing Skills II 2
ATMT-1200 Machine Tool Theory 4
ISET-1310 Mechanical Power Transmission 2
MATH-1xxx 1000-level MATH course or higher3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I 1  
Honors College Composition I  
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
ATMT-1300 Manufacturing Procedures 2
ATMT-1500 Manufacturing Tech Skills I 4
ATMT-1600 Introduction to CAD 2
BADM-1020 Introduction to Business 3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
Honors Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
 Credit Hours14
Third Semester
ATMT-2300 Advanced Manufacturing Procedures 2
ATMT-2500 Manufacturing Technology Skills II 4
ATMT-2600 CNC Programming/Operations 2
BADM-1121 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior 4
Social & Behavioral Sciences/Natural & Physical Sciences requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Semester
ATMT-2620 CAM Principles 2
ATMT-2700 Manufacturing Technology Skills III 4
ATMT-2990 Manufacturing Operation Principles 3
SPCH-1000 Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication 3
Arts & Humanities requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours61