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Machining Course Sequences

See the classes you should take each term to complete a Machining certificate or degree.

Machining Certificate & Degree Course Sequences

Getting Started

The first step to entering the Machining Technology program is to take part in an assessment process, which includes taking the college’s free placement test and meeting with Chemeketa’s Advising and First Year Programs staff. You may need to complete program entry requirements. Then your program advisor will help you develop an individualized program of study.

Be sure to review the catalog for important information about program outcomes and other details not found in this listing.

See course descriptions for more information about your classes.

Entry Requirements
CourseTermCredit Hours
MTH020 Basic Mathematics 4
SSP051 Studying for College 3 or
RD090 College Textbook Reading 3
WR080 Basic Writing 4

 If you have questions about the program requirements, please contact the program or the office of the Dean of Applied Technologies at 503.399.5210.

Basic Manufacturing Technician Certificate

Core Requirements
CourseTitleCredit Hours
CAM050 Orientation to Manufacturing Processes 2
CAM100 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 2
CAM105 Precision Measurement 2
MTH052 Intro to Algebra/Geometry 3

Plus choose one area of specialization

Welding Specialization
CourseTitleCredit Hours
WLD151 Basic Arc Welding 5
WLD156 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 5

 

Mill Specialization
CourseTitleCredit Hours
CAM110 Benchwork and Manual Fundamentals 4
CAM120 Manual Milling Processes 4

 

Lathe Specialization
CourseTitleCredit Hours
CAM110 Benchwork and Manual Fundamentals 4
CAM121 Manual Lathe Processes 4

Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Fundamentals Certificate

Course Sequence
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1 CAM100 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 2
CAM105 Precision Measurement 2
CAM110 Benchwork and Manual Fundamentals 4
CAM130 CNC Machine Setup Operation 4
MTH052 Intro to Algebra/Geometry 3 or
MTH081 Technical Mathematics 1 4 or
MTH111 College Algebra (or higher) 5
2 CAM115 Geometric Dimensioning/Tolerancing 2
CAM140 Metallurgy for Manufacturing 2
MTH053 Intro to Trigonometry/Geometry 3
WR088 Introduction to Technical Writing 1 3

Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator Certificate

Course Sequence
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1 CAM100 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 2
CAM105 Precision Measurement 2
CAM110 Benchwork and Manual Fundamentals 4
CAM130 CNC Machine Setup/Operation 4
MTH052 Intro to Algebra/Geometry 3 or
MTH081 Technical Mathematics 1 4 or
MTH111 College Algebra (or higher) 5
2 CAM115 Geometric Dimensioning/Tolerancing 2
CAM140 Metallurgy for Manufacturing 2
CAM160 Intermediate CNC Mill Operation and Programming 4
MTH053 Intro to Trigonometry/Geometry 3
3 CAM150 Cutting Tools and Materials 3
CAM190 Intermediate CNC Lathe Operation and Programming 4
CAM280D Cooperative Work Experience 4
CAM280D Cooperative Work Experience 4
WR088 Introduction to Technical Writing 1 3

Manual Machine Operator Certificate

Course Sequence
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1 CAM100 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 2
CAM105 Precision Measurement 2
CAM110 Benchwork and Manual Fundamentals 4
CAM130 CNC Machine Setup Operation 4
MTH052 Intro to Algebra/Geometry 3 or
MTH081 Technical Mathematics 1 4 or
MTH111 College Algebra (or higher) 5
2 CAM115 Geometric Dimensioning/Tolerancing 2
CAM120 Manual Milling Processes 4
CAM140 Metallurgy for Manufacturing 2
MTH053 Intro to Trigonometry/Geometry 3
3 CAM121 Manual Lathe Processes 4
CAM150 Cutting Tools and Materials 3
WR088 Introduction to Technical Writing 1 3

Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) Degree

Course Sequence
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1 CAM100 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 2
CAM105 Precision Measurement 2
CAM110 Benchwork and Manual Fundamentals 4
CAM130 CNC Machine Setup/Operation 4
DRF130 CAD 1 3
MTH052 Intro to Algebra/Geometry 3 or
MTH081 Technical Mathematics 1 4 or
MTH111 College Algebra+ (or higher) 5
2 CAM115 Geometric Dimensioning/Tolerancing 2
CAM120 Manual Milling Processes 4
CAM140 Metallurgy for Manufacturing 2
CAM160 Intermediate CNC Mill Operation and Programming 4
MTH053 Intro to Trigonometry/Geometry 3 or
MTH082 Technical Mathematics 2 4 or
MTH112 Trigonometry (or higher) 5
3 CAM062 Practical Applications 2 2 or
CAM280B Cooperative Work Experience 2
CAM121 Manual Lathe Processes 4
CAM150 Cutting Tools and Materials 3
CAM190 Intermediate CNC Lathe Operation and Programming 4
WR088 Introduction to Technical Writing 1 3 or
WR121 Academic Composition+ (or higher 4
4 CAM210 Advanced Mill Processes 4
CAM230 CAM Programming Mills 2
CAM235 Advanced CNC Mill Operation and Programming 3
DRF210 Parametric Design with SolidWorks 3
PH121 Applied Physics 4 or
PH201 General Physics (or higher 5 or
GS104 General Science: Physics 4
5 CAM220 Advanced Lathe Processes 4
CAM260 CAM Programming Lathes 2
CAM265 Advanced CNC Lathe Operation and Programming 3
DRF262 Machine Design 3
FE205B Resumes and Job Search Correspondence 1
PSY104 Workplace Psychology 4
6 CAM225 Advanced Manual Integrations 4
CAM275 Tool Design 3
CAM290 Advanced CAD/CAM Integrations 4
CAM295 Introduction to Lean Manufacturing 1
WR089 Introduction to Technical Writing 2 3 or
WR227 Technical Writing 4