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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CNC Machining, A.S.

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The Associate in Science in CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Machining program, prepares students for entry-level positions in CNC Machining or to pursue a baccalaureate degree. It is also an excellent program for people already working in the CNC Machining field without a degree, who seek advancement opportunities in their chosen career which require an associate degree.

The program prepares graduates for employment in the manufacturing field as a CNC operator. This program of study integrates an understanding of manufacturing processes, a knowledge of materials, a working knowledge of manufacturing mathematics, a competence in technical drawing and specifications, an understanding of computer-aided machining, and the hands-on machining skills needed for CNC machining.

Students completing an Associate in Science in CNC Machining will earn 60-61 credits and have the opportunity to receive nationally-recognized credentials from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) as a Certified Production Technician (CPT).

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Enhance their skills and knowledge of computer numerical control (CNC) machining in manufacturing sectors through collaboration, presentation and continuous learning;
  2. Earn nationally-recognized, portable credentials from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC);
  3. Promote and facilitate upward educational and career mobility by providing students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively integrate themselves into any manufacturing organization;
  4. Practice critical thinking and creativity that empowers them to reach their personal, academic, and professional goals;
  5. Apply critical thinking skills, the scientific method and problem analysis in manufacturing;
  6. Integrate the fields of management, social sciences, and humanities into an academic tract that prepares students to utilize the skills learned in the classroom within diverse settings and with a variety of populations;
  7. Develop skills to participate meaningfully in the manufacturing operations for the long-term viability of a manufacturing business for the purpose of promoting the mission, vision and core values.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all graduation requirements as stated in the catalog. In addition, students must maintain a GPA of 2.3 in the major.


General Education Core Requirements - 21-22 Credits

  • Credit(s): 3
  • ENG 1XX - English Elective Credit(s): 3
  • MATH 1XX - MATH (MATH 130  or higher) Credit(s): 3
  • Science (BIO, CHEM, SCI) Credit(s): 3-4
  • Social Science (PSY or SOC) Credit(s): 3
  • Humanities (HIS, PHIL, SPAN, HUM) Credit(s): 3
  • General Education Elective Credit(s): 3 **


** Elective credits may be from any General Education course, unless directed by the Program. General Education courses contain the following prefixes: ENG, MATH, STAT, CAP, COM, BIO, CHEM, SCI, HIS, HUM, PHIL, SPAN, PSY, and SOC.

Non-Major Core Requirements - 3 Credits

CNC Machining Major Core Requirements - 36 Credits

Sophomore Year

Total Credits in the Program: 60-61

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