Machine Technology Fundamentals

Machine Technology Fundamentals

AWARD: Career Studies Certificate
LENGTH: Less than 1 Year


This program is designed for the student who desires the skills required for a basic entry-level machinist. Upon completion of the program, the student may pursue a career or the Machine Tool Diploma.

Courses in this program fulfill requirements for the Machine Tool Diploma programs.  The Manufacturing Technology Fundamentals Career Studies Certificate program alone is NOT eligible for financial aid.  Interested students should consult an a counselor for further information.



Individuals are eligible for admission to CVCC if they are high school graduates or the equivalent, or if they are eighteen years of age or older and able to benefit academically from study at the community college, as demonstrated by assessment in reading, writing, and mathematics.


All students expected to complete the requirements for a degree, diploma or certificate must complete an Application for Graduation.


The Program Pathway for Machine Technology Fundamentals CSC is a resource for students that lists the following items:

  •     the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  •     suggested course when more than one option exists
  •     which semester each course is typically offered
  •     if the course has a prerequisite
  •     courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

Machine Technology Fundamentals CSC