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Industrial Technology - Machining Certificate
Award Type
Anticipated Graduates
Zack Jacobson
CNC Machining
Precision Machining
Wenatchee Valley College's Industrial Technology Machining Program is designed to meet the needs of those entering or working in the machining industry. The machining program will provide students with fundamental machining skills and experiences using current machining technologies and techniques. A graduate of the program will be prepared for entry into the machining industry as a conventional (manual) or CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machinist. Instruction covers conventional turning, milling and grinding, as well as basic programming, set up and operation of CNC machine tools. Other subjects include shop safety, reading engineering drawings, shop mathematics, machine tool theory, as well as lean manufacturing and other skills currently required by the machining/manufacturing industry. In addition, students will be required to complete a job shadowing experience and a program culmination capstone project. Students completing the Machining Certificate are qualified for entry-level positions as: Millwright; Manual Lathe Machinist; Production Machinist; Tool and Die Maker; CAD/Drafting Technician; Entry-level Industrial Mechanic; Quality Control Technician; Machinist Apprentice
Skill Sets
Upon completion of the WVC Machining certificate, the successful student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a practical and technical math reasoning ability.
  2. Use measuring equipment such as calipers, micrometers and indicators.
  3. Locate and use resources for material identification and tooling/machining characteristics.
  4. Correctly and safely operate a variety of turning and milling and general shop machinery.
  5. Handle, dispose of and/or safely use most hazardous and non-hazardous shop materials.
  6. Read and interpret blueprints and lay out projects.
  7. Navigate through current drafting software; create, save and print files.
  8. Use basic G and M codes for CNC machining.
  9. Demonstrate familiarity with proper employee conduct and workplace communication practices.

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Wenatchee Valley College

Wenatchee Valley College
1300 Fifth St
Wenatchee, WA 98801