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2019 blue ribbon school

Machining Technologies

Program Length:
1500 hours (approximately 14 months – full time)

Program Offered:

Delivery Method:
Traditional – 100% classroom based

Days & Times:
Monday – Friday     7:05 a.m. –  1:50 p.m.

Course Content:
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:

  • Blueprint Reading
  • CAD (Computer Aided Design)
  • CNC (Computerized Numerical Control)
  • Employability Skills
  • Lathe Operations
  • Milling Operations
  • Surface Grinding

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 certification, students may be awarded credits toward an Associate Degree by Broward College. Students must enroll within two (2) years of completing the program at Atlantic Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry certifications.

To get started in the Machining Technologies program, Sign Up today for a program orientation. Or contact the counselor at [email protected].

Click here for more information about the Machining Apprenticeship in partnership with South Florida Manufacturers Association.

Job Outlook in the South Florida Tri-County Area:

According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the current South Florida Tri-County entry annual salary for Machining Technologies positions is approximately 33,200.  Actual wages may vary according to education, certifications, and experience.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity