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Do you live or work near Colville, WA? If you are good with your hands, like to solve problems and have a knack for understanding how things work, consider a career in the manufacturing industry.

As our world’s manufacturing facilities become more sophisticated, so must the people that work in them. In this program, you’ll learn basic to intermediate processes on new, state of the art manual mills, lathes, a CNC milling machine, and a CNC plasma table in order to complete a variety of projects in numerous industries. Acquire basic to intermediate skills in welding, hydraulics (pressurized oil), pneumatics (compressed air), and electrical maintenance to troubleshoot and maintain equipment in a variety of manufacturing settings. Acquire the skills to read blueprints in order to build or repair parts and equipment. Be trained in the importance of shop and tool safety, and how it is applied in multiple industries.

Whether you want to work in lumber/timber, heating and cooling coils, or boat manufacturing facilities, for a utility company or in a fabrication shop, this program prepares you for many excellent opportunities in the tri-county area and beyond.

This program focuses on the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the typical duties of Precision Machining and Quality Assurance in the manufacturing industry. The program will prepare students to work with quality control systems management principles, applicable technical standards, testing inspection and reporting procedures; as well as preparing the student to work in small machine shops or manufacturing finns that produce durable goods such as metalworking, lumber, industrial machinery, aircraft parts, equipment, and components for manufactured products.

The Industrial Manufacturing Technology Certificate is designed to give students a well-rounded basic understanding of industrial and manufacturing technologies, enabling them to enter a variety of industries within the Tri-County area.

  • Understand electrical terms, characteristics, and basic applications.
  • Understand hydraulic and pneumatic terms, characteristics, and basic applications.
  • Interpret blueprints, sketches, symbols, tolerance, and dimensions.
  • Make accurate measurements by identifying proper tools and demonstrate correct use.
  • Understand and demonstrate basic shop tools and safety.
  • Understand basic metalworking theory, fluid and cutting problems, operation of manual mill and lathe, and operation of CNC mill.
  • Understand modern welding/fabrication shop technologies, processes, and equipment.
  • Understand and demonstrate SolidWorks basic proficiency.
  • Understand applied math concepts including estimating, using various calculators, unit measuring, problem-solving, and calculating business and personal financial scenarios.
  • Analyze personal employment goals, evaluate employment obstacles, develop job search strategies, and demonstrate job interviewing skills.

Breaking Ground on Your Pathway


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

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.

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Total Program Credits: 56

Program Courses

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Applied Mathematics   1
Introduction to Computers for Technology   1
MACH 143
Machine Tools  
MACH 144
IMT Blueprint 1  
MACH 146
IMT shop 1  
Total Credits

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Employment Preparation   1
FLPT 104
Hydraulics/Pneumatic Fundamentals  
MACH 145
IMT Blueprint 2  
MACH 147
IMT Shop 2  
Total Credits

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
ELMT 102
Electrical Basics  
FLPT 106
Introduction to Programmable Logic Controls (PLC's)  
MACH 108
Lean Manufacturing  
MACH 248
CNC Lab  
Total Credits
1 This related education requirement may be met by any course or combination of courses approved by the department dean.
Costs for completing a degree or certificate can vary. For more information about costs, visit our How Much Does it Cost? page.

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Kerrin Langford

Enrollment/Onboarding Advisor
SCC – Rural Centers