This one-year program teaches the fundamentals of welding and cutting based on American Welding Society national standards. Students will be exposed to essential skills and have the opportunity to practice the use of various types of welding equipment. Fabrication processes will also be taught as students work on self-selected projects. It is the intent of this course to prepare students for apprenticeship and/or postsecondary programs in the welding field.
This one-year program prepares students for entry level employment or apprenticeship as a machine operator. Machine operators are in demand in Southeast Michigan. Students learn to set up a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Students learn technical knowledge and skills to operate CNC tools including lathes, mills, precision measuring tools, and related attachments and accessories, in order to perform machining functions critical to the manufacturing process, including cutting, drilling, shaping and finished products, and component parts. Students successfully completing this program will earn up to 25 credits from Baker College. Space in the Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) program is limited to twelve students. This course is offered on campus at Baker College of Flint. Students must provide their own transportation to Baker College.