Gregg White, Department Chair
This is a NIMS Accredited program
The AAS Degree and certificate programs in Machining Technology prepare you to enter the manufacturing world using the latest technology and metalworking skills.
Students will start their career in Machining Technology by building a strong foundation in machining by learning to use various tools, such as hand tools, manual machines and grinding tools. Students develop introductory skills in print reading. They are also taught how to use CAD CAM software, which enables students to create two-dimensional drawings and gain experience with computer-aided manufacturer software. Learning G&M Code for manual CNC (Computer Numerical Control) programming is a focus, as well as setup and operations of CNC equipment.
The AAS degree provides training in advanced manufacturing using manual and computer-controlled machines. Students will use CAD CAM software to create three-dimensional drawings, solids and surfaces. Students will then utilize geometry to create parts, which are then inspected for industry standard accuracy with top-of-the-line metrology equipment. If completing the AAS degree or currently working in the field, CAD CAM certification and NIMS credentials may be available.
Work experience may be converted to college credit through credit-by-portfolio or credit-by-challenge.