College of Technology

Computerized Machining Technology

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.

Program Overview

This program is ATMAE Accredited
  • 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

  • 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)

Career Opportunities

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

Program Information Sheet (pdf)

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.

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Program Information
Admissions Information: Click Here
CIP Code: 480501
Certificate: Advanced Technical Certificate - Machining Technology

Cost of Attendance
Tuition and Fees: $14,042.50*
Books and Supplies: $3,198.00
Room and Board $6,439.50**
Total: $23,680.00**

Completion Time
Normal Program Length: 4.5 Sem.
2011-2012 Completers: 2
Number Completed in Normal Time: NR
Normal Completion Rate (from the time students enrolled at ISU): 100 %
Program Completion Rate (from the time students enrolled in program classes): 100 %

Employment Information
Jobs Related to These Programs
Occupations with each program area were identified using Department of Labor ONET Crosswalks.
Placement Rate: 100%***

Median Debt
Loan Amount:$5,500.00

NR On-time completion rates are not reported for programs with fewer than 10 completers in order to protect student privacy.

* Based on 2012-13 full-time, Idaho resident tuition and fee schedule.

** Based on 2012-13 double occupancy rates and 100 meal plus flex money plan.

*** Based on completer placement data from the 2011-2012 fiscal year submitted January 15, 2012 to the Idaho State Division of Professional-Technical Education (ISDPTE). Positive placement is defined by the ISDPTE as completers enrolled in the military, employed in a related training, employed in a field unrelated to training, or pursing additional education.