Basic Machinist (BM31)  Technical Certificate of Credit

Campus Locations: Swainsboro

The Basic Machinist Certificate (TCC) program prepares students for a machine tool operator position with a machine shop or machine tool establishment. Topics include foundations of mathematics, an introduction to machine tool technology, and blueprint reading for machine tool applications.


  • Submit a completed application;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.

Program Costs

Costs are estimates and are subject to change.

  • Tuition/Fees: $820
  • Books/Supplies: $300
Curriculum Outline (10 hours)
Occupational Courses 10
MATH 1012

(Prerequisites: MATH 0097 OR Appropriate arithmetic placement test score.) Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, geometric concepts, technical applications, and basic statistics.

MCHT 1011

(Prerequisite: None) Introduces the fundamental concepts and procedures necessary for the safe and efficient use of basic machine tools. Topics include: machine shop safety, terminology, use of hand and bench tools, analysis of measurements, part layout, horizontal and vertical band saw setup and operation, drill press setup and operation, and quality control.

MCHT 1012

(Prerequisite: None) Introduces the fundamental concepts necessary to develop blueprint reading competencies, interpret drawings, and produce sketches for machine tool applications. Topics include: interpretation of blueprints, sketching, sectioning, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and assembly drawings.


Computer Numeric Control Instructor
Swainsboro Campus - Building 6, Office 6110

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