Students of the CAS in Machining Technology will learn the skills needed to earn the Mastercam Certification and the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Certificate. These industry specific certifications demonstrate to employers that students have a particular aptitude and breadth of knowledge in machining. This CAS is a 41 credit hour certificate. The structure of the program allows students to complete the required 41 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 in the quickest time possible. The CAS in Machining Technology will provide students the opportunity to learn the important aspects of the science and art of machining. Students will start their curriculum with Interpersonal Communications, designed specifically for workplace needs. Students will then move into Blueprint Reading and Interpretation for Machining, CNC I and II, Machine Quality and Controls and Precision Measurement, Metallurgy, Advanced Machining and Manufacturing and complete their related instruction in math and writing.
Completion of both the CAS in Machining Technology and the CAS in Welding Technology will result in the student earning an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Metals Fabrication Technology.