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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Machining Technology, Certificate of Applied Science

Students of the CAS in Machining Technology will learn the skills needed to earn the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Certificates. These industry specific certifications demonstrate to employers that students have a particular aptitude and breadth of knowledge in machining.  This CAS is a 33 credit hour certificate. The structure of the program allows students to complete the required 33 credits by attending a Fall and Spring semesters, making this a program that students can expeditiously complete and enter the workforce with a valuable and legitimate college credential.  The CAS in Machining Technology will provide students the opportunity to learn the important aspects of the science and art of machining.

A Professional Certificate in Machining Technology may be awarded at the successful completion of the first semester of study.  Students who wish to continue a second semester may earn a Certificate of Applied Science in Machning Technology. 

At that time, a student has the following options:

  1. Exit with the Certificate of Applied Science.
  2. Continue for one year in the Welding Technology, Certificate of Applied Science  program.  Together, these 2 certificates make a Metals Fabrication Technology, A.A.S.  degree. Or
  3. Continue into the second year of Machining Technology to complete a Precision Machining Technology, A.A.S.  degree.


  • To provide students with an exceptional curriculum that encourages professional machining techniques necessary to succeed professionally.
  • To support students in their pursuit of life-time learning and professional development.
  • Function on teams.
  • Relevant work experience.
  • Express oneself in written and oral form.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Prepared for employment as entry level machinists.


  • Demonstrate problem solving, informational literacy, technological and communication skills in team and individual learning exercises.
  • Demonstrate exercises enabling student to demonstrate the use of manual and Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) equipment typically used in industry.
  • Provide students with the skills that will promote occupational growth and life-long learning.


  • Course assessment through student evaluations
  • Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Survey
  • Graduate Placement Survey
  • Survey of seniors
  • Employer feedback through advisory boards
  • National Institute of Metal Skills  (NIMS)