Automotive Machinist Technology


Our Automotive Machinist Technology program, offered on the Raymond Campus, provides the very best hands-on instruction and training to prepare you for employment in the field of automotive, industrial, and small engine machining. In just one year, you can complete a Career Certificate and be ready for employment.

But if you want to learn the art of porting a cylinder head and stroking a crankshaft to squeeze out every drop of power an engine has to offer, our Technical Certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree is for you.

We offer hands-on experience with cylinder boring, submerged arc welding of crankshafts, operating a drill press and crankshaft grinder, milling machines, connecting rod rebuilds, and engine assembly. The experience you gain from our program will serve you the rest of your career.

Areas of Specialty Training
  • Fundamentals for Automotive Machinists
  • Cylinder Head Service
  • Cylinder Block Service
  • Engine Assembly and Testing
  • Brake Rotor and Drum Machining
  • Crankshaft Grinding and Rotating Assembly Balancing
  • High-Performance Cylinder Head Service
  • Special Problems in Automotive Machinist
  • Raymond

Important Program Information

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Career Certificate
  • Technical Certificate
Sample Curriculum
Course Hours
Introduction to Automotive Machinist Technology I 6
Fundamentals for Automotive Machinists 6
Cylinder Head Service 6
Cylinder Block Service 6
Engine Assembly 6
Total Hours 30
Course Hours
High-Performance Heads 4
Parts and Labor 3
Crankshaft Balancing and Advanced Crankshaft Grinding 3
Brake Rotor and Drum Machining 3
Special Problem in Automotive Machinist 3
Total Hours (includes career certificate course hours) 46
Course Hours
Technical English or English Composition I 3–4
Public Speaking I or Interpersonal Communication 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Mathematics/Science Elective 3–4
Total Hours (includes career and technical certificate course hours) 61–63

Next Steps


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Thomas McBrain
Auto Machinist Instructor

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