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Student in machine tool technology class

Machining Inspection & Quality Assurance


Learn fundamental skills in machine shop operations, including machining inspection and quality assurance. Through a combination of bookwork and hand-on practice, this certificate prepares students for a specialized career in machining inspection and quality assurance, which is the process of making sure that products meet specifications and quality guidelines.

Title IV Financial Aid Eligible:  Yes


Downtown Campus

Contact Information

Applied Technology Division
Dean: 520.206.7134
Lead Faculty: 520.206.7139
Program Advisor: 520.206.7018
Information Sessions

Program Information

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Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Machinists - Entry $42,540
Metal and Plastic Workers - Entry $38,600
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators - Entry $35,078

Academic Options

Continue your studies by taking classes in the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator certificate or the Machine Tool Technology AAS program

Program Requirement 2020-2021

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CAD 117 Print Reading with CAD for Manufacturing 4
CAD 172 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
GTM 105 Applied Technical Mathematics 3
MAC 100 Introduction to Machine Tool 3
MAC 125 Mechanical Inspection 4
Total 17

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: CRTMIN/MIN
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