About the Program
The program prepares students for employment in machine shops, manufacturing facilities and in the maintenance of industrial plants.
AWARD TYPES: Certificate Level 1, Associate of Applied Science, Certificate Level 2
AREA OF STUDY: Construction Industry & Manufacturing
Degrees and Certificates
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The Machining Technology program is designed to meet the industry’s continued and growing need for trained machine operators and programmers. The program prepares students for employment in machine shops, manufacturing facilities and in the maintenance of industrial plants. The AAS degree in Machining Technology is designed to develop competent support technicians for employment in the field of machine shop and related occupations. The curricula are based on the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) recommendation to provide a broad-based education with opportunities for specific employment and personal interest goals.
The laboratories have more than twenty pieces of equipment such as manual lathes, drilling and milling machines, hydraulic and pneumatic trainers. Additionally, a computer lab is equipped with sixty personal computers with up-to-date training materials.
TSI testing required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.
Accredited by the The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS).
NIMS accreditation is the nation's only distinction for excellence in metalworking training as based on NIMS industry-written, industry-approved skills standards. Accredited programs demonstrate the ability to produce skilled, work-ready individuals that fulfill industry's 21st Century workforce needs.
There are 14,095 Machinists employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 13.4% over the next four years.
- The estimated annual job openings is 939 jobs a year.
- Median Wages - $19.36 hourly, $68,000 annually