Machine and metals technology is designed as preparation for entrance into metalworking occupations.
Graduates from the College of Marin Machine and Metals Technology program may enter the fields dealing with industrial production, prototype construction, special die work, or research and development.
The courses in welding are designed to provide opportunity for the development of skills, knowledge, and experience for employment in the occupation and as auxiliary experience for persons in other majors.
This program is currently under revision. Please see a counselor for more information.
Machine & Metals Technology Options – What does COM Offer?
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Machine and Metals Technology Certificate of Achievement (32.5 units)
|Time to Completion (minimum):||3 semesters|
|Estimated Tuition & Fees*:||$1514.00|
|Estimated Books & Supplies*:||$0.00|
|MACH 130||Welding I||◻||2.0|
|MACH 140||Intermediate Machine Tool Processes||◻||4.0|
|MACH 145||Computer Numerical Control Machining/Mill||◻||3.0|
|MACH 165||Blueprint Reading for the Machine Trades||◻||2.0|
|MACH 97||Machine Trades Math||◻||1.5|
|MACH 155||Computer Numerical Control Machining/Lathe||◻||2.0|
|MACH 240||Advanced Machine Tool Processes||◻||2.0|
|CIS 101||Introduction to Personal Computers and Operating Systems||◻||3.0|
|ELEC 100||Fundamentals of Electronics||◻||4.0|
|MACH 131||Welding II||◻||2.0|
|MACH 250||Applications of Machine Tool Technology||◻||2.0|
|WE 298B||Occupational Work Experience B||◻||2.0|
|ENGG 256||Practical Materials Science||◻||3.0|
* These expenses may not reflect your actual cost to attend College of Marin.
-Tuition cost is for in-state tuition, which is currently $46/unit plus additional fees. For out-of-state tuition, see marin.edu/paying-college.
-For information about opportunities for financial aid, please visit marin.edu/financial-aid
-For financial aid and enrollment questions, contact Enrollment Services at (415) 457-8811 Ext. 8822 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some classes may have prerequisites. Please meet with a College of Marin Counselor to plan your education path and determine which classes are necessary for you.
What work can I get and how much can I earn?
Machinists may use both mechanically controlled and computer-controlled machine tools and may work in a tool room, factory, or machine shop. Some machinists are promoted to supervisor or manager jobs, or open their own shops.
JOB TITLE: Machinist
- Annual Earnings: $33,160 to $93,150
- What They Do: Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines.
JOB TITLE: CNC Operator
- Annual Earnings: $24,510 to $61,270
- What They Do: Operate computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic work pieces.
JOB TITLE: CNC Programmer
- Annual Earnings: $36,350 to $97,110
- What They Do: Develop programs to control machining or processing of metal or plastic parts by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems.
JOB TITLE: Welder
- Annual Earnings: $29,100 to $88,520
- What They Do: Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products
To explore these professions in more detail or find out about other growing professions, visit onetonline.org.
Salary ranges reflect 10% to 90% of annual earnings per data sourced from Economic Modeling Specialists International (www.economicmodeling.com); data includes the North Bay Region (Marin, Napa, Solano and Sonoma) and San Francisco County.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
PLAN: Call the Counseling Office at (415) 485-9432
OTHER QUESTIONS: Call COM's Career Programs Dept at (415) 457-8811 x8205
Call the Machine & Metals Technology Dept.:
Arthur Lutz (415) 457-8811 x8518
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Why Choose College of Marin for Machine & Metals Technology?
- Affordable: College of Marin classes are open to all and cost only $46 per unit for California residents. Financial aid and student support services are available to those who qualify.
- High-Quality Instruction for High Wage Industries: Career education programs at College of Marin prepare students for high-wage and high-demand careers at a fraction of the expense of private programs. Our graduates enter the workforce with comprehensive work skills and the ability to be innovative critical thinkers. Our instructors are highly experienced industry professionals recognized as experts in their respective fields who understand their industry’s needs and trends.
- Small Class Size: Most classes have 10-22 students. This low student-to-teacher ratio allows instructors to work individually with students as needed while covering material in-depth.
- Convenient: COM has two campuses (Kentfield and Novato) and class meeting times and locations are convenient to the working student’s schedule. Evening, weekend, and online classes available for a wide range of scheduling needs.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What else should I know?
Are there any pre-requisites?
No, there are no requirements or prerequisites.