Pinellas Technical College

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Machining Technologies

Length 1500 hours
Admissions Contact Tyler Banks -
Course Information B. Yeates - 727-538-7167 ext. 2083
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Mission: The mission of the program is to prepare students for employment as entry level machinists, tool makers, lathe operators, mill operators, grinding operators, electrical discharge machine (EDM) operator basic programmers, and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine operator basic programmers.

Program J200100 consists of a planned sequence of courses.

Machinist Helper - Course PMT0020 (300 Hours) – Includes classroom and machining lab experience; course content includes orientation, lab safety, basic blue print reading, related math, measuring tools related to quality control, employability skills/entrepreneurship and all machines related to general machine work. 

Machine Operator - Course PMT0022 (300 Hours) – This competency includes classroom and machining lab experience. Students will learn how to apply blueprint specifications to production, perform basic precision measuring, operate lathes, milling machines, and grinders.

Machine Setup Operator - Course PMT0024 (600 Hours) – Content involves classroom and machining lab experience, including how to solve advanced job-related math problems, operating a CNC machine and setting up and operating an EDM machine.

Machinist - Course PMT0025 (300 Hours) – Set up and operate a CNC machine, identify CAD/CAM processes, perform advanced lathe, milling, grinding operations and the set-up and operation of heat-treating furnaces.

Distance Education: Not available at this time

Program Accreditation: National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

Industry Certification(s): National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

Articulation Agreement(s): St. Petersburg College Industrial Management Technology, A.S. Degree

Apprenticeship: Available - refer to the Clearwater Campus Apprenticeship section

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Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement:  70%

Minimum Attendance Requirement:  70%

Basic Skills Entrance/Exit Requirements:  Student's competency in reading, math and language is pre-assessed, using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).  Required basic skills grade levels are: Reading-9, Math-9, and Language-8.

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