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Machine Technology Fundamentals, CSC

ACADEMIC PLAN: 221-952-05

CIP CODE: 48.0599

AWARD: Career Studies Certificate

LENGTH: Less than 1 Year


This program is designed for the student who desires the skills required for a basic entry-level machinist. Upon completion of the program, the student may pursue a career or the Machine Tool Diploma.

Courses in this program fulfill requirements for the Machine Tool Diploma programs.  The Manufacturing Technology Fundamentals Career Studies Certificate program alone is NOT eligible for financial aid.  Interested students should consult an a counselor for further information.

Admissions Requirements:

Individuals are eligible for admission to CVCC if they are high school graduates or the equivalent, or if they are eighteen years of age or older and able to benefit academically from study at the community college, as demonstrated by assessment in reading, writing, and mathematics.

Program Requirements:

All students expected to complete the requirements for a degree, diploma, certificate, or career studies certificate must complete an Application for Graduation.


The Program Pathway for Machine Technology Fundamentals CSC is a resource for students that lists the following items:

  • The recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • Suggested course when more than one option exists
  • If the course has a prerequisite
  • Courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

Total Program Credits: 19

1 Students whose placement scores qualify for placement in MTH 131 , MTH 154  or MTH 161  are encouraged to take these higher sequences in lieu of MTH 111 .