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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Manufacturing Operations, Certificate of Proficiency


Effective: Spring, 2016

This certificate is designed to prepare students for careers as machine tool operators/machinists in the current advanced technology manufacturing industries.  Instruction is provided in the operation and maintenance for machine tools such as lathes, mills, grinders and other common machine shop equipment.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

  • Set up and operate conventional machines to produce products to required specifications.
  • Perform commonly assigned operator clean up and maintenance tasks associated with conventional machining.
  • Develop a process plan to machine a basic part.
  • Accurately interpret technical drawings calculations and measurements to verify product manufacturing specifications.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively and professionally communicate technical information.
  • Apply knowledge of materials and mathematics to solve manufacturing problems as well as manufacture products.
  • Apply safety principles and practices in the work environment.

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Total Credits: 31

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