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Salt Lake Technical College

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.

Required Courses: (450 Clock Hours)

Clock Hours
Course KMAT 0025
Title Intro to Machining
Clock Hours 20
Semester A
Course KMAT 0125
Title Basic Lathe
Clock Hours 105
Semester A
Course KMAT 0175
Title Advanced Lathe
Clock Hours 100
Semester A
Course KMAT 0225
Title Basic Mill
Clock Hours 70
Semester A
Course KMAT 0275
Title Advanced Mill
Clock Hours 95
Semester A
Course KMAT 0325
Title Grinding
Clock Hours 45
Semester A
Course KWRK 0515
Title Job-Seeking Skills
Clock Hours 15
Semester A

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $20.00
  • Tuition: $1,102.50
  • Student Fees: $72.00
  • Lab Fees: $0.00
  • Books/Supplies: $185.00

Total Estimated Cost: $1,379.50 (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

  • Please contact SLCC Veterans Services for VA Educational Benefits


CASAS Test Required:

  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 7.0

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This program is offered in a Competency Based Education (CBE) format. It is divided into several payment periods consisting of 7-weeks in duration for Full-time students, or 14-weeks in duration for Part-time students, except for the final one which is variable in length. This allows students to accelerate and complete as many courses as they can within each of those time periods while the tuition and fees remain fixed. Students will be expected to invest a minimum of 24 hours per week for Full-time students (if using a Pell grant or VA funding), or a minimum of 12 hours per week for Part-time students, on completing coursework. Students will enroll in each course according to the established sequence in the catalog.

Students who only need one or more courses for purposes other than earning a certificate for a full program of study may enroll for Personalized Professional Training (PPT) courses, available in select program areas.

Students receiving Federal Financial Aid or VA funding please contact your academic advisor for specific information regarding eligibility.


Not to be confused with Machining CNC/CAM Technology (offered through SLCC-credit side)

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