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Automotive Machinist Technology

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The 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, students may complete a Career Certificate and be ready for employment. Students also have the option to pursue a Technical Certificate and Associates of Applied Science Degree.

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

Employment Potential

Students will find the Automotive Machinist program a reliable and thorough training ground for employment in the automotive and industrial engine machinist industry. The program has an excellent reputation with local industries looking for skilled workers and placement of students who complete the program is a top priority. Typical jobs filled by students who have completed this program include working for local automotive machine shops doing cylinder block work, cylinder head work, and tear down/inspection/assembly of automobile and industrial engines. The median annual wage for automotive body and related repairers was $40,970 in May 2015.

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