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Computer-Integrated Machining Technology

Student working on Computer-Integrated MachiningThe Computer-Integrated Machining will be offered fall 2012. The curriculum prepares students with the analytical, creative and innovative skills necessary to take a production idea from an initial concept through design, development and production, resulting in a finished product. Coursework may include manual machining, computer applications, engineering design, computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided machining (CAM), blueprint interpretation, advanced computerized numeric control (CNC) equipment, basic and advanced machining operations, precision measurement and high speedmulti-axis machining. Graduates should qualify for employment as machining technicians in high-tech manufacturing, rapid-prototyping and rapid-manufacturing industries, specialty machine shops, fabrication industries, and high-tech or emerging industries such as aerospace, aviation, medical, and renewable energy, and to sit for machining certification examinations.

What skills and/or education are needed? Individuals interested in pursuing the field need to take high school or vocational school math courses, including geometry, algebra II, advanced functions and modeling, or higher. Blueprint reading, computer programming, metalworking and drafting are also critical to being successful.

How do I apply?  Rising high school juniors and seniors should see their school counselor. You must apply for the Career and College Promise-CTE Pathway. Graduating seniors should attend a "Starting Points" information session at CVCC. For dates & times, visit:

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