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Machinist Training Level 1 Certificate

Certificate Program

The creative work of designing and making tools from such diverse materials as metal, wood, or plastic requires patience, knowledge, and organization – skills that are supported by the Delaware Tech Machinist Training Certificate program.  In this program you will learn through classroom and hands-on instruction in a modern machine shop facility.  You will become proficient in modern manufacturing techniques, 3D computer modeling, 2D drafting, and practical machine shop practices.

Well-trained machinists are in demand in the job market. Upon completion of this certificate program, you will increase your manufacturing job skills to help you gain a rewarding entry level position in a manufacturing environment. This certificate can be earned by successfully completing courses through full- or part-time study, in the day or the evening.

This program is offered at the Stanton Campus. 

What You Can Do

In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills to prepare you for positions such as:

  • Entry level Machinist
  • Production Planner/Scheduler
  • Manufacturing Technician

What You Will Learn

Program Graduate Competencies

The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.

  1. Identify effective problem-solving skills for making appropriate decisions relative to the machinist profession.
  2. Demonstrate basic computer applications knowledge and 3D parametric modeling software skill.
  3. Use basic machining, welding operations and perform basic programming of computer numerically controlled machines.
Q Who do you contact for more information about the program?

Contact Stanton:

Daryl Gruar
Program Coordinator, Instructor, and Program Advisor
(302) 453-3771

Q What classes do you need to take for this program?

The creative work of designing and making tools from such diverse materials as metal, wood, or plastic requires patience,
knowledge, and organization -- skills that are supported by the Machinist Training Certificate program. In this program,
you will learn through classroom and hands-on instruction in a modern machine shop facility. You will become proficient in
modern manufacturing techniques, 3D computer modeling, 2D drafting, and practical machine shop practices.
Well-trained machinists are in demand in the job market. Upon completion of this certificate program, you will increase
your manufacturing job skills to help you gain a rewarding entry level position in a manufacturing environment. This
certificate can be earned by successfully completing courses through full- or part-time study, in the day or the evening.
Courses - Semester 1 Credits Lecture Lab
MAT 180 - College Algebra 4 4 1
MET 123 - Modern MFG Techniques 3 2 4
Courses - Semester 2 Credits Lecture Lab
EDD 131 - Engineering Graphics/CAD 3 2 4
MET 105 - Machine Shop Practicum I 4 2 5
To complete program requirements, you must pass the above courses and earn at least 14 credits. The number of
courses and credits required for graduation may be more depending on your need for developmental education courses
and the elective choices you make (if electives are a part of the program). Some programs also have college-level
courses that you must take if you do not score at a certain level on the College Placement Test. If this applies to your
program, the courses are listed at the top of the sequence sheet before the first semester of the course list.

Q What is the cost of the program?

(for the 2020-2021 academic year)

In-State Students Out-of-State Students
1-15 credit hours $152.50 per credit $381.25 per credit
15+ credit hours $2,287.50 per semester $5,718.75 per semester
Registration Fee* $15.00 per semester
Student Service Fee* $20.00 per semester (full-time and part-time students)
Technology Support Fee* $10.00 per credit for all credit hours taken.
Healthcare Program Fee* $25.00 per semester (if applicable)
Lab Fees* Vary by course. The most current lab fees can be found in the class schedule listing.
Late Registration Fee* $25.00 per semester (if applicable)
*Additional information about fees is provided below.

All tuition and fees are subject to revision by the Board of Trustees of the College.

Students registered for 12 credit hours per semester or the equivalent are considered "full-time." Full-time students are encouraged to take at least 15 credits per semester in order to accelerate degree completion.

Tuition may be paid online through the Student Information System or at any of the campus Business Offices.

Tuition for Workforce Development and Community Education classes will be charged on a per course basis. Learn more about Workforce Development and Community Education classes.

The tuition and fees paid by any student, other than a non-immigrant alien within the meaning of paragraph (15) of subsection (a) of Section 1101 of Title 8 of the U. S. Code, who meets all the following requirements shall be paid at a rate or charge no greater than that imposed for students who are Delaware residents if such student:

a. Attended a high school located within the State of Delaware for two or more years; and
b. Graduated from a high school located in the State of Delaware or received a General Equivalency Diploma issued within the State of Delaware and
c. Has applied for attendance within five years of receiving a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma.

A student without lawful immigration status shall also be required to file an affidavit stating that the student has filed an application to legalize his or her immigration status, or will file such an application as soon as he or she is eligible to do so.

Members of the United States Armed Forces readmitted under 34 C.F.R. §668.18, or any superseding regulation, into the same program the student was admitted at the time of entry into military service shall be charged the tuition and fees that were in effect when the student left to serve, unless any increase of the prior amount is covered by the student’s service member educational benefits. Members of the United States Armed Forces readmitted under 34 C.F.R.§668.18, or any superseding regulation, into a different program than that which the student was previously admitted shall not be charged tuition and fees in excess of what the College charges other students for the same program. The tuition benefits provided herein shall only apply for the first academic year after readmission. All terms in this Policy shall be construed as set forth by federal law.
Senior Citizen Tuition Policy
Residents of the State of Delaware who are 60 years old or older may enroll tuition free in any credit course. Workforce Development and Community Education courses are excluded. Persons eligible for this privilege are not required to pay tuition and registration, late registration, and student services fees. They shall pay the cost of all books, supplies, and other fees. This privilege shall not apply for any course in which competitive admissions is required. This privilege is granted on a space-available basis. Due to limited space availability, the senior citizen registration period for tuition-free courses begins one week before the start of the semester. Senior citizens may request the tuition waiver by submitting the Senior Citizen Registration Form to the Registrar’s Office. Registrations submitted prior to one week before the semester start will not be eligible for a tuition waiver. Students are not eligible for the senior citizen tuition waiver for any courses for which they were registered prior to the start of the senior citizen registration period.

Registration Fee
All students who register for fall, spring, and summer sessions will be assessed a $15.00 Registration Fee per session for credit courses only. Students can make registration changes without an additional fee being charged. The Registration Fee is non-refundable.
Student Service Fee
For students taking credit courses, a nonrefundable fee of $20 per semester for full-time and part-time students will be charged by each campus. Senior citizens are exempt from paying this fee. The Delaware Tech/University of Delaware Associates in Arts Degree Program student service fee is the same.
Lab Fees
Fees vary -- $12 per lab hour up to a maximum of 6 hours or $72 per course. There are program specified exceptions wherein the lab fees may be less or more, depending on program needs. Industrial education course lab fees are determined by the specialized equipment utilized in the course.
Technology Support Fee
$10.00 per credit for all credit hours taken per semester to support cost of technology, instructional/course materials, and Internet e-mail/access for all credits taken.
Healthcare Program Fee
Students enrolled in the College's healthcare credit programs on a full-time or part-time basis will pay a non-refundable Healthcare Program Fee of $25 per semester to support operational costs to include healthcare programs' clinical rotation fees and instructional equipment.
Late Registration Fee
The starting date for Late Registration is published each semester in the Academic Calendar. Students who initiate their registrations on or after this published date will be charged a Late Registration Fee of $25. Students who have an active registration at the time that Late Registration begins will not be assessed the Late Registration Fee if they add or modify their courses at a later time. The Late Registration Fee is non-refundable.

The fee may be waived by the campus dean of student affairs for the following reasons: (1) a disabling accident, certified by a physician; (2) a serious illness, certified by a physician; or, (3) campus or College functions that are beyond the control of the student, such as campus closings or problems with administrative systems.
Installment Payment Plan
Delaware Tech has partnered with Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS) as a way to increase affordability and access to education. The Installment Payment Plan (the Plan) allows students to defer the cost of tuition and fees through a payment option that offers installment payments rather than in one-lump sum payment. The Plan is available each semester on the opening day of registration.

Enrollment into the Plan is only available for a limited time each semester (through the drop/add period); however, early enrollment is encouraged because the down payment amount is determined by the date on which the student signs up. Earlier signup results in a lower required down payment and a greater number of installments, resulting in much more affordable monthly payments.

After you register for classes, you can enroll into the NBS Installment Payment Plan to pay your tuition and fees in smaller monthly installments. The specific timeline for these installment payment options are available by logging into the Plan. If you do not wish to enroll in the Plan, you can pay your tuition and fees in full in person at the Business Office or pay online.

Students and parents should review all of the information about the Plan carefully before signing up. Nelnet Business Solutions is a third party, and payment plan agreements are executed between the student and NBS - not Delaware Tech.

View additional installment payment plan FAQs.
Payment Deadlines
The College publishes payment deadlines in the Academic Calendar to encourage students to pay early so that they can increase affordability through the Installment Payment Plan. Enrollment into the Plan by the payment deadline date provides access to the least expensive monthly payment option. If a student does not make a payment by the payment deadline, Delaware Tech will not delete the registration, and the student will still be responsible to pay.

A student account becomes delinquent when the student has not made payment in full to the College or has not enrolled in the Installment Payment Plan by the second week of the semester. When accounts are delinquent, the College will place a financial hold on the account, preventing future registration, and related services. Accounts that remain delinquent at the end of the semester are referred to a collections agency.
Financial Responsibility Statement
Students are responsible for paying tuition and fees when they enroll. The College will not delete any registration or drop any course for a student’s failure to make payment to the College. Additionally, failure to attend any class or failure to receive a bill does not remove the student’s financial responsibility. Students who do not plan to attend class(es) are responsible for officially dropping the course(s) to minimize their financial responsibility.
Tuition/Fee Adjustment Policy Course Drop Or Semester Withdrawal
To receive a tuition/fee adjustment for a course drop, the student must first officially drop the course (see Course Drop/Add/Withdrawal Procedure). Students will not be charged any tuition or refundable fees (lab or technology support) for courses dropped before or during the first week of the session. Students will be responsible for 50% of the tuition and refundable fees for courses dropped during the second week of the session. After the second week, students may officially withdraw from a class, but there is no tuition/fee adjustment. Students are responsible for 100% of tuition and fees for officially withdrawn courses. For courses less than four weeks in length, there is no tuition/fee adjustment period. Students enrolled in these courses on the first day of the session are responsible for 100% of the assessed tuition and fees. The following fees are non-refundable: registration, late registration, student services, healthcare program, credit by examination, evaluation of work experience, and pass-through fees.
Evaluation Of Prior Learning/Work Experience Fee
For students seeking College credit through the evaluation of prior learning or work experience, a fee equivalent to tuition for a one-credit course will be charged for each course in which a student requests credit, effective with the fall semester 1993.
Other Fees And Charges
Credit by Examination Fee
Additional fees or changes to existing fees are subject to action by the Board of Trustees.
All fees listed above are non-refundable. All tuition and fees are accepted for payment of student accounts, pending final audit of those accounts by the Business Office.

Students will be responsible for reimbursing the College for payments made to third parties on their behalf for charges such as online access for distance education courses, telecourse rental fees, student malpractice insurance, etc. These "pass through" charges are non-refundable.

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