Industry Certification: National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level 1, Autodesk CAM 2.5 Axis Milling Certification.
Train to be: Machine and Mill Operator.
This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the manufacturing career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the manufacturing career cluster. This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare students for employment in machining positions.
The content includes but is not limited to broad, transferable skills, stresses the understanding of all aspects of the machining industry, and demonstrates such elements of the industry as planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues, and health, safety, and environmental issues.
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Articulation: May be available toward credits at Florida public colleges/universities.
Speak with a career counselor for more information.
Job Placement Assistance: Maybe eligible for assistance through CareerSource Suncoast.
1. Apply to MTC at https://www.manateetech.edu/apply-now/. Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your do list.
2. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session handout: Click Here (PDF, 1.5MB)
3. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session video: Click Here (YouTube video)
4. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute. For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/studetns/quick-docs/
Program #J200100 CIP# 0648050305
*Estimated Tuition, Lab, and Fees (includes administrative fee)
Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance
Additional Required Items (Outside Vendor)
6” Machinist Scale – estimate
Scientific calculator (must have trigonometry functions) – estimate
Close-toed shoes (steel-toed shoes are not required) – estimate
*Estimated Total Cost of Program
*Prices are subject to change
Financial aid available depending on student’s eligibility.
All pre-admission fees are non-refundable and not covered by Financial Aid.
Prices are subject to change.
Annual fees (charged each academic year from July 1—June 30).
Textbook estimate. Current book list and prices.
Tuition is $2.92 per hour for Florida residents. Tuition is $11.71 per hour for Non-Florida residents.
Visit MTC Financial Aid page for more information.
Florida Department of Education: Frameworks (rtf)
Possible Careers and Outlook:
51-4035.00 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal, and Plastic
Full-time: 1500 hrs