Department ChairJamie GageSan Juan BuildingRoom 222719-549-3417Jamie.Gage@pueblocc.edu
According to the National Occupation Handbook, Machinists and Tool & Die Makers made a median pay of $37,900 per year or $19.67 per hour in 2012.
Program Start Term: Every Semester
Average Class Size: 12
Program Length: 4 Semesters
Part-Time or Full-Time: Full-Time
Course Availability: Day Classes & Some Evenings
Program Location: Pueblo
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Career InformationThe AAS degree provides training in advanced metal working using computer controlled machines. You will use Mastercam to create three dimensional drawings, solids, and surfaces, and you will learn to create tool paths to machine to those features. You will learn to inspect, set up, and operate machines. If you are completing the AAS degree or currently working in the field, we provide Mastercam testing and certification.
What Will I LearnIn the first two semesters, you will use manual machines (operated by hand) to develop “hands on” fundamental skills such as drilling, reaming, turning, milling, threading, and tool bit grinding. You will also develop applied math skills to calculate tapers, complete set ups, and figure tool offset compensation. These “old school” practices will be supplemented with an introduction to Mastercam, enabling you to create two dimensional drawings and gain experience with computer aided manufacturing software
Our Experienced FacultyOur instructors have over fifty years of combined experience in the machining and manufacturing industry. They have focused on cutting edge technology with the appreciation for the traditional forms of tooling. Many of our instructors are currently working with the major manufacturers.
Our Cutting Edge FacilitiesWe have cutting edge facilities with the latest technologies in machining and testing. We focus on applied learning, teaching on the very types of equipment used in the industry.
Joel Sturtevant has accomplished something that no other PCC student has done before, capturing a first- place gold medal in the 2012 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference’s Machining category! Joel won his gold medal in the Precision Machining Technology category in an intense competition that included hands-on production with machining equipment, manual code writing with software, and examinations on machine and shop theory.