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Computerized Manufacturing and Machining Technology

Inforgraph on Machining Technology: 2015 starting pay $27,005 per year; 2015 median pay $43,699 per year; 2015 employment in KY 8,918.

What is Computerized Manufacturing and Machining Technology? 

In the Computer Manufacturing and Machining Technology program, you will learn the fundamentals of metals, machines and machine tools. Work activities in computerized manufacturing and machining involve applying knowledge of machine capabilities, the properties of materials, and shop practices to set up and operate various machines. The skills needed to execute and modify machine programming, position work pieces, adjust machines, and verify the accuracy of machine functions and finished products are taught by classroom instruction, demonstration, and hands-on experience. Program graduates will be well-positioned for careers in this high-technology, high-demand field.

What are my career choices?

Machine tool technicians make things happen. Employment opportunities are steadily increasing; almost every product manufactured requires the skills of a highly trained machine tool technician. You will find opportunities for employment in manufacturing plants, private machine shops and through self-employment.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

  • Computerized Manufacturing and Machining Technology (65-68 credit hours)



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.

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements.

Length of Program

You can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

For more information

  • Mike Greer, Associate Professor - (270) 901-1227


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.