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Machine Tool Technology (CNC)

Associate of Applied Science in Machine Tool Technology (CNC) (60 credit hours minimum)

  • Prepares students for careers, career changes and career advancement
  • AAS programs may also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions
  • This program incorporates the following National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certifications:
    • - Measurement, Materials, and Safety
    • - Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout
    • - Vertical Milling – Level 1
    • - Turning – Chucking
    • - CNC Milling – Operator
    • - CNC Lathe (Turning) – Operator
    • - CNC Lathe Programming and Setup
    • - CNC Mill Programming and Setup
    • - Abrasives (Surface Grinding) – Optional

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Certificate: Machine Tool Technology (21 credit hours)
Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.


Technical Certificate in Machine Tool Technology (Minimum of 31 credit hours)
The Technical Certificate in Machine Tool Technology can be earned on the way to acquiring the Associate of Applied Science degree. Many available jobs require advanced education beyond the high school diploma. Technical Certificate programs provide education in conceptual and technical skills for specific occupations. The program content is designed to develop competency in the comprehension of general and technical skills. Certificate programs require mastery of basic reading, writing, mathematical and quantitative skills.

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