Machining Technology (5459)
Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate
This PSAV program is designed to prepare the student for employment in the manufacturing industry as a machinist.
Course content includes safety issues of the manufacturing environment, associated math and blueprint reading skills, computer numerical control (CNC) programming, manufacturing planning/methods, inspection methods, coordinate measuring machine (CMM) use and related machining concepts and theories. Shop or laboratory activities are an integral part of the program and provide instruction in the various machine tools, machine accessories and programming techniques related to current industry standard and practices.
Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.
No high school diploma or GED is required. Students must:
- Complete an Application for Admission, located at
- Take the TABE exam if not exempt from TABE testing. To determine if you are exempt, please go to (www.palmbeachstate.edu/academicservices/curriculum-and-programs).
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program. Students must pass with the following minimum Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores: Reading: 9; English: 8; Mathematics: 9 or qualify for TABE exemption.
Total program hours: 1,500. Approximate program length: 13 months.
The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.
For More Information
Interim Program Director - Lynnmarie Gomes Highsmith,
firstname.lastname@example.org, (561) 868-3547
To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
|Required Courses||Clock Hours: 1,500|
|Group A Machinist Helper|
|PMT0202||Machinist Helper 1||150|
|PMT0201||Machinist Helper 2||150|
|Group B Machine Operator|
|PMT0211||Machinist Operator 1||150|
|PMT0230||Machinist Operator 2||150|
|Group C Machine Set-up Operator|
|PMT0229||Machinist Setup Operator 1||150|
|PMT0500||Machinist Setup Operator 2||150|
|PMT0510||Machinist Setup Operator 3||150|
|PMT0260||Machinist Setup Operator 4||150|
|Group D Machinist|
|Total Program Clock Hours: 1,500|
Student may find entry-level employment as machinists, machinist helpers, computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) operators or programmers, and CAD/CAM machine operators or programmers.
For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other related information,
Career Path Notes
Upon completion of these programs, students are awarded 24 credits towards the A.S. degree in Industrial Management Technology.
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/