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2024-25 RCC Catalog 
2024-25 RCC Catalog

Manual Machinist

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This program is pending approval by the Oregon office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD).

Certificate of Completion

This three-term certificate program prepares learners to join the manufacturing workforce with the basic skills needed to create tooling and mechanical parts related to industrial mechanics, automotive machinist, heavy equipment repair, gunsmithing as well as any industry where subtractive manufacturing is used. In addition to technical training, students receive a solid education in mathematics, blueprint reading, proper tool selection for the lathe, mill, drill press and both vertical and horizontal band saw applications. This program can lead you directly into RCC’s Manufacturing Technology AAS degree program, where you will learn CNC operation and programming.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for the Manufacturing Technology Manual Machinst Certificate of Completion are:

Demonstrate personal and industry safety standards.

Set up and operate manual mills and lathes to print specifications.

Interpret mechanical blueprints from industry standards.

Troubleshoot manufacturing processes and procedures.

Produce an industry standard product using appropriate tooling.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the Manufacturing Technology Department Chair’s recommendation. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over four years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate program coordinator before being accepted toward core requirements. Official transcripts must be filed with the Enrollment Services Office and the Manufacturing Technology Department.

Credits earned in the successful completion of Career Pathways Certificates can be applied to other certificates and degrees in the Career Pathway. For more information, speak to a program advisor.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C-” or better to receive their certificates. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C-” or better grade.

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate. Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher level(s) based on designated placement. Note: some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.

Total Program Credits: 37

Program Prerequisites:

Prerequisite Credits: 0-6

Term Credits: 12

Term Credits: 13

Term Credits: 12


For more information, contact the Manufacturing Technology Department:

Phone: 541-956-7500

Email: ManufacturingInfo@roguecc.edu

Web address: www.roguecc.edu/manufacturing

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