What will I learn?
PCC’s Machining program prepares you to enter the manufacturing world by utilizing the latest technology and metalworking skills. You will build a strong foundation in machining by learning to use hand tools, manual machines and grinding tools and developing introductory-level skills in print reading. You’ll also learn how to use CAD CAM software to create two-dimensional drawings and gain experience with computer-aided manufacturer software. Learning G&M code for manual Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming is a focus, as well as setup and operations of CNC equipment.
The AAS degree offers you training in advanced manufacturing using both manual and computer-controlled machines. You will use CAD CAM software to create three-dimensional drawings, solids and surfaces and then utilize geometry to create parts, which are inspected for industry-standard accuracy with top-of-the-line metrology equipment.
If you are completing the AAS degree or currently working in the field, CAD CAM certification and National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials may be available.
Total credits: 63
General education – 15 credits
Core curriculum – 48 credits