Manufacturing Technology-Machining is a program where you will learn to become a “Maker.”  Upon developing mastery of concepts in the program,  you will become a vital individual in the USA manufacturing community. In this program you will learn blueprint reading, applied math, precision measurement, and proper tool usage. You will also learn to operate engine lathes, vertical mills, computer numerical control turning centers (lathes), and computer numerical control vertical machining centers (mills). You will also learn to write programs from blueprints, work with computer-aided-machining (CAM) software, and learn quality control techniques.

At A Glance

Open To

High School Junior and Seniors, and Adults

Campus

Portland Bruce Gray Center

Total Hours Required

1,050 hours

Length

Full-time: 9 months of instruction

Part-time: 18 months of instruction

Program length may vary based on progress rate and/or summer school attendance.

Times

Two Sessions: 8:00 am - 10:55 am and 12:30 pm - 3:25 pm, Monday - Friday

High school students and part-time adults enroll in either the AM or PM session. Full-time adult students enroll in both sessions.

Courses

  • Orientation to Machining 30 hours
  • Machine Tool Theory 135 hours
  • Print Reading 45 hours
  • Precision Measurement 45 hours
  • Engine Lathe Operations 175 hours
  • Milling Operations 175 hours
  • CNC Setup & Operations 120 hours
  • CNC Programming 325 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • NIMS Level 1 CNC Mill Operations
  • NIMS Level 1 Measurements, Materials, and Safety
  • NIMS Level 1 Milling I
  • NIMS Level 1 Turning I (Chucking)
  • NIMS Level 1 CNC Lathe Operations
  • NIMS Level 1 CNC Lathe Programming Setup & Operations
  • NIMS Level 1 Drill Press 1
  • NIMS Level 1 Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout
  • NIMS Level 1 CNC Milling Programming & Setup Operations

Tuition & Fees

  • N/A

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Casio Scientific fx-300ES Calculator (recommended for all students) -$15.00
  • 6” Dial Calipers - $50.00-$150.00

Total Estimated Costs for High School Students

Up to $165.00

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • NIMS Level 1 CNC Mill Operations
  • NIMS Level 1 Measurements, Materials, and Safety
  • NIMS Level 1 Milling I
  • NIMS Level 1 Turning I (Chucking)
  • NIMS Level 1 CNC Lathe Operations
  • NIMS Level 1 CNC Lathe Programming Setup & Operations
  • NIMS Level 1 Drill Press 1
  • NIMS Level 1 Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout
  • NIMS Level 1 CNC Milling Programming & Setup Operations

Tuition & Fees

  • In-State Tuition - $2,310.00
  • Application Fee (non-refundable) - $15.00

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Casio Scientific fx-300ES Calculator (recommended for all students) - $15.00
  • 6” Dial Calipers - $50.00-$150.00

Total Estimated Costs for In-State Adult Students

In-State Adult Students – up to $2,490.00

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

Financial aid available for daytime program only.

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • NIMS Level 1 CNC Mill Operations
  • NIMS Level 1 Measurements, Materials, and Safety
  • NIMS Level 1 Milling I
  • NIMS Level 1 Turning I (Chucking)
  • NIMS Level 1 CNC Lathe Operations
  • NIMS Level 1 CNC Lathe Programming Setup & Operations
  • NIMS Level 1 Drill Press 1
  • NIMS Level 1 Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout
  • NIMS Level 1 CNC Milling Programming & Setup Operations

Tuition & Fees

  • Out-of-State Tuition - $4,620.00
  • Application Fee (non-refundable) - $15.00

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Casio Scientific fx-300ES Calculator (recommended for all students) - $15.00
  • 6” Dial Calipers - $50.00-$150.00

Total Estimated Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Out-of-State Adult Students – up to $4,800.00

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

Financial aid available for daytime program only.

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$14.00-$22.00 (average = $18.06)

per hour

Pass Rate

90%

completion

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Automotive Parts Manufacturers, Aviation Manufacturers, Custom Engine and Motorcycle Shops, Department of Defense Contractors, Energy Sector, Job Shops, Medical Parts Manufacturers, Precision Tooling Manufacturers, Valve Manufacturers

Machining