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Basic Machining

This program prepares students to be manual machinists.  Students learn to use conventional lathes and milling machines, as well as grinders and other equipment commonly found in manufacturing facilities.  Students learn manufacturing theory and practical skills, as well as blueprint reading, math, communications, and human relations.  The program lab includes many brands of machining equipment, so students will become comfortable using a variety of controls and displays.

This program articulates with Tech Prep programs through the South King County Tech Prep Consortium.

Program Options:

  • Certificate of Completion

Other Program Info:



Program Length:

  • 4 quarters
  • 81 credits
  • Monday-Friday,
    8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Estimated Costs:

  • Tuition $7,975.00
  • Supplies - varies 


  • Students may enter at the beginning of fall or winter quarter.