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School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties

Manual Machinist (KMAT)

This program prepares students for skilled positions as an entry-level manual machinist. Manual machinists are individuals who are able to set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Students will learn through hands-on projects and computer-assisted instruction, the basic skills needed to fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical and/or precision instruments. Employment may also include fabricating and modifying parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines.

Certificate of Achievement: 450 Hours

Occupations in this area.

For state and national occupation information, visit O*Net Online and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 51-4041.00 Machinists
  • 51-4081.01 Combination Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic

Further Educational Opportunities

The Manual Machinist Certificate of Achievement is a pathway towards completion with SLCC’s AS Manufacturing Engineering Technology degree program. Students who successfully complete the full certificate program may have a set of courses waived towards degree completion per the Course Equivalency Agreement. No courses will be waived for partial completion of the certificate program.

Contact us

For more information about this program, please contact us at or 801-957-3354. 

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Required Courses: (450 Clock Hours)

Clock Hours
Course KMAT 0010
Title Machine Shop Introduction
Clock Hours 25
Semester A
Course KMAT 0050
Title Blue Print Reading
Clock Hours 50
Semester A
Course KMAT 0205
Title Basic Lathe
Clock Hours 60
Semester A
Course KMAT 0250
Title Advanced Lathe
Clock Hours 60
Semester A
Course KMAT 0105
Title Basic Mill
Clock Hours 60
Semester A
Course KMAT 0155
Title Advanced Mill
Clock Hours 60
Semester A
Course KMAT 0305
Title Basic Grinding
Clock Hours 60
Semester A
Course KMAT 0355
Title Advanced Grinding
Clock Hours 60
Semester A
Course KWRK 0515
Title Job-Seeking Skills
Clock Hours 15
Semester A

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $1,039.50
  • Student Fees: $67.50
  • Lab Fees: $61.00
  • Books: $10.00

Total Estimated Cost: $1,218.00 (subject to change without notice)

Available Class Schedules

Westpointe Campus
1060 N. Flyer Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Mon - Thu 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Financial Aid

  • VA Educational Benefits may be available


TABE Test Required:

  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 7.0
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Not to be confused with Machining CNC/CAM Technology (offered through SLCC-credit side)