Areas of Study

Areas of Study

Computerized Manufacturing Technology

Degree options


Frank Ellerbroek

Chad Bacon

754-7711 ext. 4027

The Certificate of Proficiency in Computer Numerical Control Technician and the Associate in Applied Science degree in Computerized Manufacturing Technology are offered through South Puget Sound Community College at The New Market Skills Center in Tumwater, Washington. The Certificate of Proficiency can be completed in three quarters.

Completion of the Computer Numerical Control Technician certificate prepares students for entry-level work as a Computer Numerical Control Technician and is aligned with Boeing’s knowledge, skills, and abilities for precision machining. The AAS prepares students for advanced level work in this same field and may lead to a career as a CAD/CAM Computer Programmer.

What You'll Do Here
This certificate of proficiency and AAS provide the knowledge and skills for students to design and create products for the manufacturing industry. Students operate manual machining mills and lathes and will use MASTERCAM CAD/CAM software to operate three-axis robotic numerical control machines. Training will utilize manufacturing related math, industry blueprint reading, CAD geometry, CAM toolpaths, precision measurement, machine setup and operation and quality control procedures. Industry specific safety training is also included.