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Welcome to Machining, formally Industrial Technology!

The Machining Technology program at Palomar College prepares students for careers in aerospace, medical device and automotive aftermarket, and many other advanced manufacturing sectors where machine tool technologies are utilized.  Students will learn a variety of valuable skills including print reading, shop math, metallurgy, and CNC machine tool programming.  The program also covers inspection techniques using calipers, micrometers, indicators, thread-gaging, and automated measurement equipment, such as digital height-gages, indicators, and CMMs.  Using a hands-on approach participants will create CNC machine programs for Lathes and Mills using the latest software technologies on the latest CNC machine tool equipment and simulators.  The program will provide students with technical skills needed to find employment or advancement in the field of advanced manufacturing/machine tool technology.  Students will find jobs or apprenticeships as a machine operator, CNC operator, machinist, CNC programmer, or inspector.

Machining Certificate Programs

Quality Control/Inspection Tech - Certificate of Achievement

COURSETITLEUNITS
MACH-120Precision Measure/Metrology3
DT-117Blueprint Reading/GD&T3
MACH-108Technical Math3
Total Units9
Palomar College's QC/Inspection Technician Certificate of Achievement will educate and train students in the skills required to work in Quality Control department of the manufacturing sector. Students will be trained in the use of hand measuring tools such as calipers, height gauges, micrometers, etc. Students will also learn how to use CMM's, Faro Arm, and laser scanner. In addition, students will take a Technical Math course to achieve the necessary problem solving skills, and how to read and internet blueprints and the GD&T Matrix.

Machining Technology - Certificate and AS Degree

COURSETITLEUNITS
MACH-125Tooling Concepts3
MACH-120Precision Measure/Metrology3
DT-117Blueprint Reading/GD&T3
MACH-228Metallurgy/Industrial Materials3
MACH-108Technical Math3
MACH-190CNC Machining/MasterCAM I3
MACH-191CNC Machining/MasterCAM II3
Total Units21
Palomar College's program offers instruction in CNC machine processes including the set-up and operation of the CNC lathes, CNC milling machines, and 4 & 5 axis mill attachment.

All shop theory subjects have a direct bearing on the student's skill, safety, and attitude. In addition to shop theory and practice, the students study math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, safety, and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programming.

MasterCAM programming classes teach basic CAM programming for CNC lathe, CNC mills. The basic CNC class involves writing programs and learning to safely operate the HAAS CNC mills and lathes.

Entry Level MasterCAM Programmer - Certificate of Achievement

COURSETITLEUNITS
MACH-125Tooling Concepts3
MACH-190CNC Machining MasterCAM I3
MACH-191CNC Machining MasterCAM II3
Total Units9
Palomar College's Entry Level MasterCAM Programmer Certificate of Achievement will train and educate current set-up operators with the skills needed to advance their careers to become CNC programmers using MasterCAM to generate the required G-Code programs to run on CNC machines and for manufacturing.