Fall 2016



Degrees and Certificates

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Tuition and Fees

Additional Costs

Supplies and Equipment$2000
* Estimate for length of program.

Program Description

Machinist/CNC Technology AAS Degree: The Machinist/CNC Technology program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to gain employment in the manufacturing industry. The first year of the program will focus on skills used in a modern machine shop: machine shop math, blueprint reading, and conventional machine tool theory and lab. The last year offers advanced conventional machining and specialized training in CNC theory with introduction to CAD/CAM and procedures in quality control.
Each required course for graduation must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or higher before proceeding to the next quarter.

Machinist/CNC Certificate: This four-quarter evening Machinist/CNC Certificate program prepares students for employment in the machining industry. Basic manual machine operation with emphasis on the safe operation of a variety of machine tools is an integral component of this program. Students receive intensive training in both theory and application of machining skills with introduction to CAD/CAM.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Operate a variety of CNC machines.
  2. Set up tooling for CNC machining operations.
  3. Perform quality control functions to ensure part compliance with required specification.
  4. Interpret blueprints.
  5. Possess knowledge of their role as an employee and factors that are critical to the company’s success.

Career Opportunities

Most CNC machinists work in small machining shops or in manufacturing firms that produce durable goods such as metalworking and industrial machinery, aircraft parts, medical equipment, motor vehicles, or parts and components for manufactured products.
POTENTIAL POSITIONS INCLUDE: CNC machine tool operator, machinist, CNC set-up, and CNC programmers.