Machine Tool Technology / CNC Associate in Applied Science (Associate in Applied Science, 2020-2021)

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science

Program Description


Explores advanced precision machining skills utilizing computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining and turning centers, and CAD/CAM software. Course work introduces a variety of metals, usage of various types of cutting tools, precision measuring tools, manual lathes, vertical milling machines, surface grinders, and other shop equipment. Classes are conducted in real world laboratory settings using state-of-the-art equipment.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Develop knowledge of career opportunities and demonstrate the requisite entry level machining and measurement skills for the manufacturing industry.
  2. Practice safe work habits in an industrial manufacturing environment.
  3. Create a basic or complex part on non-computerized industry standard machining and turning equipment.
  4. Create complete complex parts on computer controlled machining centers.
  5. Create complete complex parts on computer controlled turning centers.
  6. Utilize quality control concepts to identify root cause part discrepancies.
  7. Utilize appropriate technology to solve complex problems through critical analysis in the machining environment.
  8. Synthesize information using numerical control software to complete three-dimensional parts on computer controlled milling and turning centers.
Career Opportunities
  • Automation and Control Technician
  • CNC Set-up Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Quality Controller
  • Programmer
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Tool Analyst
  • Pre-production Planner
  • Plastic R & D Technician
  • Machinist/Toolmaker
  • Sales & Service Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Test Technician

General Education

Category 7
9 hours.
Credit Hours

See General Education Requirements for details.

Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2017 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.