Machine and Manufacturing Trades

The Montrose campus has opened a new machining lab and now offers a number of courses that are part of the technical certificate program in Machine and Manufacturing Trades offered by Western Colorado Community College, the community college branch of CMU.  The first semester starts January 22, 2019.  Students can take six courses in the program in the span of 16 weeks at the Montrose campus.  The courses include introduction to machine shop, machine technology, print reading, geometric tolerancing, applied math, and introduction to manufacturing. 

The program is designed to meet industry standards.  Attitude and quality of workmanship is stressed.  Career options for students who complete the full certificate include entry-level machinist, computer-numerical control operator, numerical tool and process technician, manufacturing engineering technician, and manufacturing inspection technician. 

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