LP11 Lathe Operator, Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the Griffin Campus

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring
Minimum Length of Program: 2 terms
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 15

Program Description

The Lathe Operator certificate program prepares students to use lathes, lathe set up, and lathe tool grinding. Emphasis is placed on cutting threads, boring holes to precise measurements, and cutting tapers. Topics include an introduction to machine tool technology, blueprint reading for machine tool, and basic and advanced lathe operations.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED are NOT required

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Contact Us

Keith Smith, A.A.S., Program Coordinator

Email: Keith.Smith@sctech.edu

Phone: (770) 467-6050

Program Courses


MCHT 1011Introduction to Machine Tool


MCHT 1012Print Reading for Machine Tool


MCHT 1119Lathe Operations I


MCHT 1219Lathe Operations II