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Heartland Community College

Manual Machining

13 credit hours

Catalog Year 2024-2025

The Manual Machining Certificate prepares individuals with skills for entry-level employment as Machine Tool Setters. Manual Machining introduces students to metrology (precision measuring), hand tools and their uses for machining and layout, along with common types of milling machines, surface grinders, lathes and their accessories. Students will learn to perform basic and intermediate machining tasks which include the use of drilling machines, bandsaws, engines, lathes, and milling machines; they will also learn about basic machine parts, procedures of set-up, and operations of machining for general tool room usage. Students will earn a 10-Hour or 30-Hour OSHA Construction or General Industry Safety Cards. Students completing this certificate can continue their coursework onto the CNC Machining Certificate.    

Certificate Requirements

Class Title Credit Hours
MTT 102 Metrology 3
MTT 121 Introduction to Lathe Machining 3
MTT 131 Introduction to Mill Machining 3
TECH 114 Introduction to Technical Graphics 3

TECH 171 or TECH 172


TECH 271 or TECH 272

10-Hour OSHA Construction or General Industry Safety


30-Hour OSHA Construction or General Industry Safety

1 or 2
Total Credit Hours 13

Suggested Sequence:

Fall - MTT 121*, MTT 131*, TECH 172
Spring - MTT 102**, TECH 114
*denotes fall only class
**denotes spring only class

Contact Us

Career and Technical Education Division
AMC 1600
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 268-8860
Fax: (309) 268-7963

Email the CTE Division

Adam Campbell

Dean, Career and Technical Education
AMC 1607
Phone: (309) 268-8895