- Department of Applied Technologies
The fast track to a precision tooling career starts at MCC
Monroe Community College has one of the best-equipped college machining programs in New York State. You’ll learn the principles and practices of precision metalworking from journeyman machinists with years of experience.
In just one year, you’ll graduate with a certificate and highly sought skills that prepare you for jobs like these:
- Computer-controlled machine tool operator
- Metal and plastic/optician
- Machinist—optical, aircraft, or automotive
- First-line supervisor of production and operating workers
- Machine builder
You’ll also have the opportunity to work part-time while you’re in the program—about 90 percent of our students hold jobs.
And you may even earn course credit based on prior learning. Learn how to test out of courses and earn credit with CLEP.
Local Manufacturers Need More Tooling and Machining Professionals
We designed the one-year precision tooling certificate program to prepare you for immediate employment in the precision machining industry. Many fields depend upon highly skilled machinists, including:
After earning your certificate, you’ll be ready for a rewarding career at companies like these:
- DP Tool and Machine
- MWI, Inc.
- Brinkman Precision
- Optimax Systems
- Cooper Vision
- Rochester Precision Optics
- Gleason Corporation
To find out more about the precision tooling certificate from Monroe Community College, contact the admissions office at (585) 292-2200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Precision Tooling Careers.
School(s): Applied Sciences & TechnologiesMCC Program Code: PM02
This certificate program is designed to prepare graduates for employment in the precision metal-working industry in Monroe County and the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. Included in this certificate is the course work and hands-on skills development necessary to enter apprenticeship programs in mold making, machine building, tool and die making, or employment in production machining. Students enrolling in this program can also prepare for majors in the mechanical, quality, or manufacturing programs offered at Monroe Community College.
All TAM courses are approved as technical related instruction by the Bureau of Apprenticeship Training and used by the area's local manufacturers as a means of educating current employees.
Students interested in this program may also be interested in the Apprentice Training: Machine Trades program.
(Housed in the Applied Technologies Department)
Program Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate necessary soft skills to acquire a job within a manufacturing industry.
2. Perform manual machine part production to industry standards.
3. Perform computer numerical machine part production to industry standards.
4. Demonstrate measurement techniques necessary for successful employment.
5. Compose machine tool programs necessary for successful employment.
6. Demonstrate written technical communication skills.
7. Apply mathematical skills to solve industrial problems.
8. Interpret engineering models for part production.
9. Follow standard safety practices used in industry.
Requirements for Program Entrance
Elementary Algebra with Geometry (or Math 098 at MCC).
|FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours|
|TAM 101 Machine Shop Theory I||3|
|TAM 105 Machine Project Laboratory OR TOOLING & MACHINING ELECTIVE||3|
|TAM 121 Mathematics for Machinists I||3|
|TAM 131 Machine Shop Print Reading I||3|
|TAM 141 Machine Shop Laboratory||3|
|SECOND SEMESTER: 17-18 Credit Hours|
|ENG 101 College Composition OR|
ENG 200 Advanced Composition OR
CRC 101 Practical Computer Literacy
|TAM 123 Mathematics for Machinists II OR TOOLING & MACHINING ELECTIVE||3|
|TAM 132 Machine Shop Print Reading II||3|
|TAM 139 CNC Vertical Machine Tool Programming I||3|
|TAM 142 CNC Mill Setup OR |
TAM 143 CNC Lathe Setup
|TAM 205 CNC Machine Project Laboratory OR |
TOOLING & MACHINING ELECTIVE
|TOOLING & MACHINING ELECTIVES:|
|TAM 115 Principles of Metallurgy||3|
|TAM 138 Dimensional Metrology||3|
|TAM 142 CNC Mill Setup||3|
|TAM 143 CNC Lathe Setup||3|
|TAM 151 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Machinists||3|
|TAM 155 Tool and Fixture Design*||3|
|TAM 241 Advanced Machine Shop Laboratory||3|
|TAM 242 Machine Shop Practice IV*||3|
|TAM 245 Computer Aided Manufacturing||3|
|TAM 246 Computer Aided Manufacturing 2||3|
|TAM 251 Statistical Process Control (SPC) for Machinists||3|
|TAM 255 Computer Aided Manufacturing Laboratory||3|
|*Additional Recommended Courses for Apprenticeship Training|
All students enrolled in the program should take the MCC placement exam for advisement prior to registration. It is recommended that students have a minimum of 2 years of high school math or place MTH 104 or higher on the placement exam prior to enrolling in this program. Please seek advisement from the TAM/OPT Coordinator or faculty prior to registration. Call 585-292-3725 for advisement times.