Students will study hands-on machine tool technology, which includes blueprint reading mathematics, metallurgy and other general course work. Classes include classroom and lab time. Students will safely operate a diverse selection of Manual and Automated machine tools. Students will also use computers and three different Computer Aided Design software programs, CAD/CAM to draw machine parts from two- dimensional drawings to three-dimensional automated tool paths. Students will successfully manufacture parts using Computer-Numerical Controlled (CNC) machine tools. Upon completion of this program, graduates will be eligible for entry level machinist positions in a wide variety of industrial applications.
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Gainful Employment information is available from Job Connection Services. One hundred percent of the 2007-08 graduating class obtained employment in the metals technology field. Jobs are available in machine shops involved in research and development for the aerospace industry and scientific community. The associate of applied science degree prepares graduates for career advancement and earning potential. For the graduation policy refer to the Graduating from CNM section, cnm.edu or the Students tab in my CNM.
Career and technical education courses in this program will qualify for credit for a period of ten academic years. Due to changing technologies, trends, and professional demands, courses completed ten or more years in the past will satisfy program requirements only if they are approved by the instructional school in which they were offered. Cohorted programs may have additional restrictions.