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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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    Machining Program Public Open House 
    Friday, May 5 | Gorsich Advanced Technology Center
    In celebration of our National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) accreditation. 

    During the open house, attendees are encouraged to:
    •    Learn how to enroll in our NIMS accredited program
    •    Meet with industry employers who hire our graduates
    •    Discover the latest technologies

    Schedule of Events:
    10am - Announcements: Plaque & Jacket Presentations
    10:30 to 11:30am - Industry Demonstrations & Booths 

    • SC – Industrial Supply
    • Triad Tooling
    • Norton Abrasives
    • Atlas Pacific
    • Kurt Manufacturing
    • Iscar Tooling

    11:30am to 12:30pm - Tooling Seminar/Demonstration presented by Iscar Tooling

    Career Information
    The AAS degree provides training in advanced metal working using computer controlled machines. You will use Mastercam to create three dimensional drawings, solids, and surfaces, and you will learn to create tool paths to machine to those features. You will learn to inspect, set up, and operate machines. If you are completing the AAS degree or currently working in the field, we provide Mastercam testing and certification. 

    What Will I Learn
    In the first two semesters, you will use manual machines (operated by hand) to develop “hands on” fundamental skills such as drilling, reaming, turning, milling, threading, and tool bit grinding. You will also develop applied math skills to calculate tapers, complete set ups, and figure tool offset compensation. These “old school” practices will be supplemented with an introduction to Mastercam, enabling you to create two dimensional drawings and gain experience with computer aided manufacturing software

    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.

    Gainful Employment Data
    General Machining Certificate
    Manual Machining Certificate