Looking for a new direction for a better career? Check out the Maricopa Skill Center Precision Machining program!
Maricopa Skill Center offers two machining certificates, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining and Manual Machining.
Precision Machining is a clock hour program; students are in class at least six hours a day, Monday-Thursday. CNC Machining takes about 12 months to complete and cost approximately $7,331. The Manual Machining certificate takes about eight and a half months and the estimated cost is $5,153.
MSC's machining program is currently housed on GateWay Community College's campus, 108 N. 40th Street, Phoenix.
What the students learn:
MSC allows students a unique hands-on approach to learn the skills they will need to use in the Precision Machining industry.
While in the course, students learn how to work in teams to efficiently convert raw materials into durable goods by using computer-controlled machines and various tools. Students work mainly with aluminum and learn how to operate CNC lathes and mills, maintain machines and read blueprints.
The program provides students with the training to work in teams to efficiently convert raw materials into durable goods by using manual machines and various tools. Students learn how to operate lathes and mills, maintain machines and read blueprints.
The CNC certificate provides graduates with NIMS Level-1 certification in Safety, CNC Mill and CNC Lathe. Graduates of Manual Machining receive a NIMS Level-1 certification in Safety, Manual Mill and Manual Lathe.
CNC students can look forward to jobs as a CNC machinist, computer-controlled machine tool operator, lathe and turning machine tool setter or an operator and tender.
Manual Machining graduates can go into a career as a manual machinist, lathe and tuning machine tool setter, milling machine setter, or a drilling and boring machine tool setter.
Graduates of the CNC Machining programs have had a good success rate in landing jobs in the machining industry while in the course or upon graduation.
Find out more! Call 602.238.4350. Visit the website. Public tours are available 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.