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).
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
- Enhance their skills and knowledge of computer numerical control (CNC) machining in manufacturing sectors through collaboration, presentation and continuous learning;
- Earn nationally-recognized, portable credentials from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC);
- 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;
- Practice critical thinking and creativity that empowers them to reach their personal, academic, and professional goals;
- Apply critical thinking skills, the scientific method and problem analysis in manufacturing;
- 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;
- 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.
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
- ENG 101 - English Composition 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
Total Credits in the Program: 60-61