Computerized Machining Technology
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.
- 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)
- Computer Numerical Control Programmer Postsecondary Technical Certificate (1 year)
- Computer Numerical Control Operator Advanced Technical Certificate (2 years)
- Machining Technology Advanced Technical Certificate (2 years)
- Computerized Machining Technology Associate of Applied Science (2 years)
- Bachelor of Applied Technology (4+ years)
- Aerospace products and parts manufacturer
- Medical device companies
- Custom motorcycle and auto production
- General machine shops
Paying for College
You may apply for financial aid, scholarships, grants, and loans to help finance your college education. When you pay registration fees, you are a student of Idaho State University with the privileges and responsibilities of a college student.