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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Machining Technology PSAV

Machining Technology  (5459)

Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
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
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Admission Requirements

  • No high school diploma or GED is required. (To be eligible to receive federal student aid, you must:                          Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or have completed                  homeschooling)
  • Complete an Application for Admission, located at


Completion Requirements
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.

Program Length
Total program hours: 1,500. Approximate program length: 13 months.

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information
Program Director - Lynnmarie Gomes Highsmith,, (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  
PMT0258 Machinist 1 150
PMT0259 Machinist 2 150
Total Program Clock Hours: 1,500

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Employment Opportunities
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.

Gainful Employment
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