Nearly everything manufactured in today’s modern world is created using some form of machining, whether manually-based or computer-based. From milk cartons to customized motorcycle wheels, each requires highly-trained machinists to design and manage the manufacturing process. In the CMM program, students learn the fundamentals of computerized fabrication of materials that support today’s advanced manufacturing companies. From plastics to platinum, instruction begins with manual, machining techniques, and advances to computer programming required to operate high-tech CNC’s (computer numeric controls). Learning and related activities involve applying knowledge of machine operations, understanding properties of materials, and employing proper practices to set up and manufacture finished products. Classroom instruction, demonstration, and hands-on experience, teach critical skills such as executing and modifying machine programming, 2-D and 3D product manipulation, understanding of tolerances and accuracies to the micron level, and quality assurance.
You will find opportunities for employment in advanced manufacturing plants organizations, specialized industries, private machining companies, and through self-employment.
For course description, see the Program Brochure.
For specific course requirements, see the KCTCS Course Catalog.
For an example of a schedule, see the Course Sequence Example.
For program cost, see the estimate worksheet.
For Gainful Employment, see Gainful Employment Disclosure Information.
This program has no special admission requirements.
You can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.