What is Computerized Manufacturing and Machining?
Do you like working with your hands? Working with machines? With an overwhelming need for technicians to build machines, manufacture parts, and provide input for innovative ideas, our Computerized Manufacturing & Machining programcan assist you in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to secure a position in a global marketplace. The program adheres to industrial standards on safety, work attitudes, and work performances. By gaining foundational knowledge of manual machines and the latest technology in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining, graduates can pursue a manufacturing career. Courses on CNC equipment will be offered in the Emerging Technology Center which is a designated *Haas Technical Educational Center.
What are my career options?
After completing this program, skilled machinists can seek suitable employment in production facilities making precision parts, tool and die facilities, plant maintenance machining, as well as computer numerical control programming and machining. There are numerous opportunities for highly trained machine tool technicians. Addition Manufacturing Technologies, Anchor Glass, Aristech Acrylics, Bosch Automotive Steering, Diversified Composites, Fives Cincinnati, >Grief, HAHN Automation, Krauss Maffei, Linamar, L'Oreal, Mauer, Mazak, Messier-Bugatti USA, Mubea, Nucor, Omni Technologies, Perfetti Van Melle, Skilcraft, Steinert US, Steinkamp Molding, Stober Drives, Wagstaff, Zotefoams
What are my degree, diploma or certificate options?
Degrees and Transfers
Students may take the NIMS theory test and performance project to qualify for the industry credentials. An additional cost may be required.
- Machining Level I Skills Standard
- Machining Level II Skills Standard
The program is accredited by the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS).
Students seeking an Associate in Applied Science degree can complete the program in four or five semesters by completing a total of 69-74 credit hours. Those seeking a diploma can complete their plan of study in four semesters by completing a total of 45-52 credit hours of technical and general education courses. Certificates embedded within the diploma may be awarded as credential requirements are met. Day classes and some evening classes are offered during two 16week semesters (August-December and January-May) each academic year. Dual credit coursesare accepted from local high school districts and allow the student to enter in their second and/or thirdsemester of the program.
Program Standing: Progression in the Computerized Manufacturing & Machining program is contingent upon achievement of a minimum grade of C in each technical course.
Industry Related Associations:
Haas Automation, Inc.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.
Field Licensure Requirements
Depending upon the certification specialties chosen to complete the degree there may be additional testing needed in addition to completing the program. Please consult with the program advisor for specific testing requirements.