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  • Machining Technology
  • Fast Facts

    Program Start Term: Every Semester

    Award: AAS

    Average Class Size: 12

    Program Length: 4 Semesters

    Part-Time or Full-Time: Full-Time

    Course Availability: Day Classes & Some Evenings

    Program Location: Pueblo

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  • Career Information
    The AAS Degree and certificate programs in Machining Technology prepare you to enter the manufacturing world using the latest technology and metalworking skills. 

    What Will I Learn
    Students will start their career in Machining Technology by building a strong foundation in machining by learning to use various tools, such as hand tools, manual machines and grinding tools. Students develop introductory skills in print reading. They are also taught how to use CAD CAM software, which enables students to create two- dimensional drawings and gain experience with computer- aided manufacturer software. Learning G&M Code for manual CNC (Computer Numerical Control) programming is a focus, as well as setup and operations of CNC equipment.

    The AAS degree provides training in advanced manufacturing using manual and computer-controlled machines. Students will use CAD CAM software to create three-dimensional drawings, solids and surfaces. Students will then utilize geometry to create parts, which are then inspected for industry standard accuracy with top-of-the- line metrology equipment. If completing the AAS degree or currently working in the field, CAD CAM certification and NIMS credentials may be available.

    Work experience may be converted to college credit through credit-by-portfolio or credit-by-challenge.


    Our Experienced Faculty
    Our instructors have over fifty years of combined experience in the machining and manufacturing industry. They have focused on cutting edge technology with the appreciation for the traditional forms of tooling.  Many of our instructors are currently working with the major manufacturers.

    Our Cutting Edge Facilities
    We have cutting edge facilities with the latest technologies in machining and testing. We focus on applied learning, teaching on the very types of equipment used in the industry.