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Do you like computers? Are you good at building things with your hands? If yes, then consider a career as a computer numerical control (CNC) machinist.

In this program, you’ll gain the skills to run high-tech equipment that makes tools, dies and machine parts for the manufacturing industry. You’ll learn to operate machine tools, read blue prints and use CNC programming software. Your training will include hands-on experiences in the shop, where you’ll build a practical understanding of manufacturing equipment, processes and systems.

With this degree, you’ll be prepared for a CNC machinist position in all types of manufacturing environments—from small, owner-operated shops to major manufacturing plants.

  1. Operate a variety of CNC machines.
  2. Set up tooling for CNC machining operations.
  3. Perform quality control functions to ensure part compliance with required specification.
  4. Interpret blueprints.
  5. Possess knowledge of their role as an employee and factors that are critical to the company’s success.

Breaking Ground on Your Pathway


Plan Your Courses

Meet with our counselors to customize this plan just for you. You can also search the quarterly schedule for class days and times.

Placement

Math placement is not required for this program.
English placement is not required for this program.

The Machinist/CNC Technology program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to gain employment in the manufacturing industry. The first year of the program will focus on skills used in a modern machine shop: machine shop math, blueprint reading, and conventional machine tool theory and lab. The last year offers advanced conventional machining and specialized training in CNC theory with introduction to CAD/CAM and procedures in quality control.

Each required course for graduation must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or higher before proceeding to the next quarter.

 

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Total Program Credits: 90


Program Courses

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
APLED112
Applied Mathematics   1
3
MACH 140
Blueprint I  
1
MACH 141
Machine Theory I  
2
MACH 142
Shop I  
10
Total Credits
 
16

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MACH 150
Blueprint II  
1
MACH 151
Machine Theory II  
2
MACH 152
Shop II  
10
MACH 153
Shop Math  
2
Total Credits
 
15

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
APLED121
Applied Written Communication   1
4
MACH 160
Blueprint III  
1
MACH 161
Machine Theory III  
2
MACH 162
Shop III  
10
Total Credits
 
17

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
APLED123
Leadership Skills for Business and Industry   1
3
MACH 211
CNC Theory I  
2
MACH 212
Shop IV  
10
MACH 213
GD&T  
1
Total Credits
 
16

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MACH 221
CNC Theory II  
1
MACH 222
Shop V  
10
MACH 224
CAD/CAM I  
2
Total Credits
 
13

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MACH 231
CNC Theory III   2
1
MACH 232
Shop VI   2
10
MACH 234
CAD/CAM II   2
2
Total Credits
 
13

1 This related education requirement may be met by any course or combination of courses approved by the department dean.
2 MACH 231, 232, & 234 may be substituted with MACH 266 and MACH 267 with instructor or department approval.

Estimated costs for completing this program

 
WA Resident
Non-Resident
International
Tuition
$ 9,242
$ 11,460
$ 21,142
Books
$ 702
$ 702
$ 702
Course Fees
$ 1,099
$ 1,099
$ 1,099
Institutional Fees
$ 3,212
$ 3,212
$ 3,212
Total Costs
$ 14,255
$ 16,473
$ 26,155

Costs for completing a degree or certificate can vary. For more information about costs, visit our How Much Does it Cost? page.

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Kira Fredricks

Enrollment/Onboarding Advisor
kira.fredricks@scc.spokane.edu
509-533-8306

Contact the Program

scc.cnc@scc.spokane.edu