Get Started on your Career Plan Today!
Step 1⇒ Attend a Program Orientation
Step 2 ⇒ Take the Tests of Adult Basic Education or meet exemption criteria
- See your counselor/advisor for details on test exemption criteria.
- Accommodations for testing are available to qualified individuals.
- Visit the Office of Disability Services for details before testing.
Step 3 ⇒ Meet with your counselor/advisor
- Receive test results
- Discuss technical or academic program placement
- Special needs
- Financial aid
- Registration procedures
Step 4 ⇒ Registration and Enrollment
1500 hours/approx. 14 months – full time
M – F 7:05 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Students will learn how to set up and operate the following types of machines: contour saw, drill press, lathe, milling machine grinder, and CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) machines. Instruction also includes the use of precision measuring instruments such as, layout and inspection tools, micrometers, and gauges. CNC programming, use of CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing) processes, and set up and performance of advanced level machining operations is taught. Related trade math and blueprint reading are part of the program and are used extensively in laboratory activities. The machinery and materials used are those commonly found in the machine tool industry. Instruction is provided in safe practices, which are critical in this industry, and the use of tools, equipment, materials and processes found in the machining industry.
Additional Skills Covered:
- Lathe Operations
- Milling Operations
- Surface Grinding
- CNC (Computerized Numerical Control)
- CAD (Computer Aided Design)
- Blueprint Reading
- Employability Skills
Industry Certification & State Credential Exams: Students will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in their field of study.
College Credit Transfer Opportunity and/or Advanced Standing:
Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry credential, students may be awarded credits toward an Associate Degree by Broward College. Students must enroll in Broward College within 2 years of completing the program at Atlantic Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry credentials.
Click here for more information about the Machining Apprenticeship in partnership with South Florida Manufacturers Association.
Job Outlook in the Ft. Lauderdale area:
- Demand for Machinists is expected to grow 10%* between 2014 and 2024.
- Entry level wages are between $10/hour and $12/hour**. Actual wages vary according to education, experience and certifications.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics
**The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity