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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 career studies certificate leads to entry-level employment in the machining or manufacturing industry. This curriculum provides foundational knowledge in numerical control, machine blueprint reading, machine shop operations, and welding metallurgy. Upon completion of the career studies certificate, students are employable as basic machine operators, entry-level machinist assistants, deburr technicians, part finisher technicians, manufacturing technicians, machinist trainees, production operators, and shop helpers.