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Purpose: The career studies certificate program is a response to the non-conventional short-term program of studies needed by many adults within the college’s region. It offers a series of specialized program options which represent a wide variety of adult career and academic interest course areas. The options within this program are intended to represent the minimum amount of college course work considered representative of these fields of study. Each of the program options is designed as a distinct “mini-curriculum” within a broader range of adult educational possibilities.
Admission Requirements: Applicants should meet the general requirements for admission to the college. Placement tests may be required in some areas.
This program is designed to provide individuals with basic machining concepts, blueprint reading and inspection procedures. Upon completion of this program, graduates will be prepared for employment as basic machine tool operators. Occupational objectives are Lathe or Mill Operator, Drill Press Operator, Inspector, Tool Crib Attendant. Admission requirements are those established for the college. The program focuses primarily on set up and operation of basic machine tools. Instruction in math and blueprint reading is required to provide basic competencies necessary in the field.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at https://www.nr.edu/ge/.