Machine Technology

The Machinist/CNC Technology program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to gain employment in the manufacturing industry. The first year of the program will focus on skills used in a modern machine shop: machine shop math, blueprint reading, and conventional machine tool theory and lab. An assessment (challenge exam) for prior learning credit for blueprint reading is included.
Primary Material Type:
Workshop and Training Material
Other Material Types:
Assessment Tool
Spokane Community College
Project Name:
Air Washington Consortium
Machining, Precision Measurement, Technical Math, Shop Safety, CAD/CAM Programs, Production Environment

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Washington State Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing
Industry Sector:
Manufacturing -- Transportation Equipment Manufacturing -- Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing (3364)
Production Occupations -- Machinists (51-4041)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Precision Production (48)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
3 quarters
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality Note:
Curriculum was developed during a series of workshops involving machining faculty from at least 10 different institutions, subject matter experts (SMEs) from industry and curriculum experts. During this multiple day activity, faculty and SMEs identified and documented common content in machining programs from all the involved institutions, identified course outcomes and student expectations, linked that content to a common certificate of completion in machine tool technology and to a more in-depth certificate of proficiency.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • None
Course Note:


Copyright / Licensing

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