2020 Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
1600 South College St.
Mountain Home, AR 72653

School of Business & Technology

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About This Program

A Technical Certificate in Machining prepares students for employment in a diverse array of high-paying career fields. Machinists are extremely skilled, dynamic craftsmen and women that make every industry possible through their knowledge of metallurgy, blueprint reading, metal removal processes, precision measuring and inspection, fabrication, mathematics, tolerances, machine setup and maintenance, and programming, among countless other attributes. With the proper equipment and training, a skilled machinist make any mechanical device or tool in existence, which provides not only endless employment opportunities, but also the satisfaction of being at the cutting edge of technology.

ASUMH offers a certificate of proficiency that focuses on manual machining and and a technical certificate that adds computer numerical control set-up, programming, and operations.

Still in high school? Machining is one of the programs offered through the ASUMH Secondary Center. That means you can start taking classes before graduating from high school. Contact your counselor or ASUMH for more information!

Contact Info

Aaron Fouraker

Skills Learned

Precision layout
Manual machining
Abrasive machining
CNC machining
Precision measurement and inspection
Mechanical component interface
Machine care and maintenance
Blueprint reading
Material selection and application

Job Opportunities In

Machine shops
Industrial maintenance
Prototyping and product development industries
Defense manufacturing
CNC setup and operations
Production quality assurance
Precision instrumentation
Tool and die industries
Injection molding facilities
Natural gas and oil (twice the national average of machinists in other fields)
Tuition Per Credit Hour
2 Semesters
Program Duration
Credit Hours
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Classes You'll Take

Introduction to Machining
Machining I and II
Industrial Mechanical Systems
CNC Set-up, Operations and Programming
Transferable Degrees & Stackable Credentials
Transferrable degrees are programs of study that allow students to complete general education courses. Many students who intend to transfer to another college/university complete these degree programs.
Stackable Credentials are Technical Certificates that might be “stacked” to meet requirements for a higher-level certificate or degree program like an associate's degree.

Transferable Degrees

Stackable Credentials

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Statement of Commitment
By signing this form, I agree to the following:
  1. I will enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester.
  2. I will maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  3. I will attend orientation, retreat, by-monthly meetings with my mentor(s), and any other required activities on the attached required activities list.
  4. I will participate in planning and executing a leadership event.
  5. I will provide feedback to the mentors.
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