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Machinist

Machinists are skilled workers who produce or repair precision metal parts essential for production and maintenance of industrial machinery, aircraft, automobiles, and many other manufactured goods. Machinists cut, form, fit, and assemble materials, using various machine tools and computer assisted numerically-controlled machines.

As a machinist, you review blueprints and written specifications, calculate where to cut the workpiece, monitor the feed and speed of the machine, select appropriate tools, and plan the cutting and finishing sequence of the project.

To pursue a machinist career, you must be able to work independently and follow safety precautions, possess manual dexterity, be mechanically inclined, be able to stand for long periods and lift moderately heavy equipment. You must also have the ability to perform highly accurate work requiring extensive concentration and have a basic knoledge of math and computers.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Machinist certificate program may find employment in the following areas:

  • Automotive industry
  • Construction equipment industry
  • Maintenance machinist
  • Production machinist
  • CNC machinist
  • CNC operator
  • Process maintenance

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Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 34

Program Requirements

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Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
MACTR 110PRINT READING - MECHANICAL 3
MACTR 121MACHINE TOOL OPERATION I 3
MACTR 122MACHINE TOOL OPERATION II 3
MACTR 123MACHINE TOOL OPERATION III 2
MACTR 124SPECIAL MACHINING SKILLS 2
MATH 106APPLIED ALGEBRA, GEOMETRY AND TRIGONOMETRY 4
MECTK 138MANUFACTURING PROCESSES I 3
MECTK 232MATERIALS SCIENCE AND PHYSICAL METALLURGY 3
NCTK 110INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS 1
NCTK 210FUNDAMENTALS OF CNC PROGRAMMING 2
NCTK 212CNC MACHINE OPERATION I 2
NCTK 214N/C MACHINING, MILL 2
PHYS 104PRE-TECHNICAL PHYSICS 4

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1MACTR 110; MACTR 121; MACTR 122; MAT 106; NCTK 110
Spring Semester 1MACTR 123; MACTR 124; PHYS 104; MECTK 232; NCTK 210
Summer SemesterMECTK 138; NCTK 212; NCTK 214

Program Contact Information

Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department
AIT Building, Room 209
(309) 694-5171 or (309) 694-5510

Illinois Career Cluster

Manufacturing

Career Pathway:
Production

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Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Manufacturing
Pathway: Maintenance, Installation and Repair, Production
ICC Pathway: Machine Tool Technology

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available

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Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

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Certificate of Completion

CNC Machine Operator (9 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

NIMS

Employment Information

Machinists, CNC Machine Tool Programmer $15-20/hr

Certificate of Completion

Machinist(34 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

NIMS

Industry Credentials

Machinists, CNC Machine Tool Programmer$15-20/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Machine Tool Technology(63 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

NIMS

Industry Credentials

Machinist, Millwrights, Industrial Machinery Mechanics$22-33/hr

OCCUPATION BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs.

CAREER CLUSTER BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

Program transfer guides layout course work to be taken at ICC and the transfer institution to complete specific programs of study or majors.

Manufacturing Engineering programs are good options for students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree

GENERAL BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

General transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities.

For additional transfer information:
Transfer Assistance
Useful Transfer Links
Transfer Agreements

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