(Formerly Computer Integrated Machining)

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If you’re looking for a career path that will lead you to a great paying job that also utilizes your innovation and hands-on skills, then Machine Tool Technology could be for you.  You’ll learn how to fabricate precision parts for modern manufacturing facilities, become familiar with machine mechanical systems and utilize analytics and automation to take an idea from design to finished product.  You’ll start out with the "Right Skills Now" program, which will earn you four industry-endorsed Level I certifications from the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS), and while completing the AAS degree, you'll have the opportunity to earn seven more NIMS Machining Level I credentials. 

STEM Award

Areas of employment: 

  • Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers (Metal and Plastic)
  • Machinists

 Location: Faribault and North Mankato Campuses

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semesters



SCC has a 93% average placement rate
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