May 24, 2020
The Manufacturing/Machinist Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences degree or Certificate of Proficiency is designed to prepare qualified individuals for entry into the job market as a Manufacturing Technician. The program uses the innovative I-BEST approach to instruction, so students learn math for manufacturing with extra help as needed. Shoreline Community College works closely with local advisory committees comprised of industry professionals to ensure students receive the knowledge and skills currently in demand by employers in the field. Students interested in pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree in Engineering should follow the Associate in Science - Track 2, AS-T2 Planning Guide .
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AAAS Degree (96-105 Credits)
Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.
Length of Program: 96-105 Credits
Completion Award: AAAS Degree
Enrollment: Every Quarter
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $300
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
AAAS requires completion of the Certificate of Proficiency. Many classes are variable credit and lab time is arranged with the instructor. ESL students should be at level 4 or 5 to enter the program. Please work closely with instructors or program advisors.
General Education Requirements (12-15 Credits)
Required Core Courses (84 - 90 Credits)
Choose between 24-30 credits from the courses below:
Approval To Graduate
Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________
Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________
Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________
Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________
Manufacturing/Machinist Technology-What is it?
This is an intensive program covering the basic set up and operation of machines, blueprint reading, shop mathematics, machine tool theory, inspection, surface plate techniques, and Statistical Process Control (SPC). Specialist courses include Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Computer Numerical Control Programming (CNC), and Rapid Prototyping. Students will be involved in producing and machining industry parts.
Students who successfully complete this program -by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program-should be able to:
- Perform entry-level tasks as a machinist; program basic machine tools to perform routine machining functions.
- Use mathematics skills to solve basic manufacturing problems.
- Safely set-up mills and turning tools making tool length and work piece offsets.
- Apply teamwork, inspection and SPC to manufacturing problems.
- Utilize properties of materials and establish correct speed of tool rotation and feed rate of forward motion.
- Interpret mechanical blueprints.
- Use current software for computer assisted machining.
Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Degree in Manufacturing/Machinist?
The demand in the manufacturing sector is excellent for individuals with good math, communication, and problem solving skills. With more and more manufacturing occurring in the Puget Sound Region, the demand for machinists should continue to grow. Graduates are hired as entry level machining technicians.
Potential employers include: Large and small manufacturing firms in the Puget Sound Region including aerospace, plastics, molding, and general manufacturing working as machining technicians and programmers. For more, please visit career information and resources at http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696