Graduates from this program are prepared to enter the industry as machine operators, production machinists, CAD/CAM technicians, CNC programmers and tool designers.
The course of study includes: manual milling and turning; measurement and materials; job planning and layout; CAD/CAM software; CNC milling and turning; mold and die making; and EDM technology. The program’s curriculum is closely aligned with standards set forth by National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS).
Due to high demand, most machine tool students can find full-time employment in the field long before graduation and many will be working in a shop within just the first year of the program. Arts & Sciences curriculum supports the technical coursework by enhancing the students’ communication, mathematics and critical thinking skills.
Graduates earn an associate of Applied Science degree; the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete.
Machinist; CNC Programmer; Tool Maker; Machine Operator; Manufacturing Technician
Data reflects placement for AY2013-14 graduates indicating employment in their field of study within 6 months following graduation. Full data calculations are available for review during College open hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at Career Services or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Johnstech, BTD Manufacturing, Mendell, Kurt Manufacturing, Graco, Inc.
SOURCE: Based on May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for the state of Minnesota published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov.