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Manufacturing Technologies

If you enjoy working with machinery, our Manufacturing Technologies Program can prepare you to use conventional machine tools, computerized machining systems and metals to produce precision parts for machinery.

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Our next program info session for Manufacturing Technologies is August 10 at 3 p.m. in Building 25, Room 105 . Come meet the instructors, see the classrooms, and learn how you can get started!

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How Much It Costs

For program costs, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

Costs are estimated and are not guarantees.

You can learn more about financial aid and scholarships right here. Or view our full tuition & fees breakdown.

How Long It Takes

Manufacturing Technologies Degree: 6-7

Machinist Apprentice Certificate: 4

CNC Programmer/CATIA Certificate: 3

Machinist Helper Certificate: 2

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

Potential Careers

Graduates may find employment as machinists. In Washington, median pay for machinists is
$45,000 per year.

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Career Pathway

This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net

What You'll Learn

Training includes preparing and operating conventional machine tools and CNC machines, blueprint reading, shop math, precision measuring and more.

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Stories About Our Manufacturing Technologies Program

Former Marine Forges Industry Connections, New Career in Manufacturing

As Jake Boushack prepared to separate from service with the U.S. Marine Corps, the artilleryman researched employable fields in Washington state.

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Program Spotlight – Manufacturing Technologies

CPTC's Manufacturing Technologies students learn to use conventional machine tools, computerized machining systems and produce precision machine parts.

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Degrees & Certificates

Within our Manufacturing Technologies Program, we offer an AAT degree and three specialty certificates

Manufacturing Technologies Degree

Type: AAT Degree

Avg. # of Quarters: 6-7

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Machinist Apprentice Certificate

Avg. # of Quarters: 4

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CNC Programmer/CATIA Certificate

Avg. # of Quarters: 3

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Machinist Helper Certificate

Avg. # of Quarters: 2

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