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Computerized Machining Technology

Idaho LAUNCH Eligible Program

Program Description

The trained machinist makes a vital contribution to the technological development of modern society. All types of manufacturing processes require machining skills to set up and operate machine tools to produce precision parts based on blueprints, written, and verbal information.

This program provides students with the opportunity to develop machining skills through the operation of conventional machine tools such as lathes, mills, and grinders as well as to obtain basic and intermediate level experience running:

  • computer numerical control (CNC) lathes and mills,
  • computer-aided drafting (CAD), and
  • computer-aided machining (CAM).

The curriculum is comprehensive and industry based covering industry-specific knowledge and general workplace competencies. Approximately two thirds of each day is spent in the machine shop, producing actual machined parts.

Graduates Employed or Continuing Education Five-Year Average


Average Idaho Income

$39,540 - $59,230

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Program Overview

  • Program accepts students in August and January
  • Typical classroom hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Program admits 20 students each year
  • Accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)


Degree Options

Computerized Machining Technology Associate of Applied Science (2 years)

Machining Technology Advanced Technical Certificate (2 years)

Computer Numerical Control Programmer Advanced Technical Certificate  (1 year)

Bachelor of Applied Science (4+ years)

Career Opportunities

  • Aerospace products and parts manufacturer
  • Medical device companies
  • Custom motorcycle and auto production
  • General machine shops
  • Firearms machining
  • Agricultural machining

Minimum Test Scores

SAT Math: 360
ACT Math: 14
ALEKS Math: 14


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