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Computerized Manufacturing & Machining

The Computerized Manufacturing and Machining Program is based on the Shelby County Campus. The campus currently enrolls more than 1,200 students and 150 classes are offered each semester.

Every product manufactured in today’s advanced manufacturing industry requires the involvement of highly skilled machinists. Qualified machine tool technicians are needed to program, set up, operate, and supervise precision machine tools.

Computerized Manufacturing & Machining graduates can also become toolmakers who produce various jigs, fixtures, punches and dies, models or other specialized tooling and machines. In Kentucky and across the nation, there is an unmet need for trained machinists and technicians in the new and constantly changing advanced manufacturing industry. There are machinists, including CNC programmers and toolmakers, employed in virtually every city and town.

Students and graduates of Jefferson’s Computerized Manufacturing & Machining program can find employment as machine set-up personnel, maintenance technicians, general machinists, apprentice tool and die makers, apprentice mold makers and CNC operators/programmers.

The Shelby County Campus has made a heavy investment in the latest technology to prepare graduates for employment in the world of Advanced Manufacturing. Our lab has 18 workstations with the latest CAD/CAM software including, shop machines: vertical machining centers, CNC lathes, CNC mills, CNC plasma cutter, CNC wire and sinker EDMs and various CAD/CAM software packages. Students receive training on eight types of machine controllers.

  • Associate in Applied Science
  • Diplomas
    • Machinist
    • CNC Machinist
  • Certificates
    • Exploratory Machining
    • Machine Tool Operator I
    • Machine Tool Operator II
    • CNC Operator



The Shelby County Campus works closely with area business and industry to provide specific, customized education and training. We are approved by the state for apprentice programs for Journeyman.


Classes are approved for apprenticeship programs by the Kentucky Department Labor Cabinet.


The demand for skilled, trained graduates greatly surpasses the number of graduates. Graduates typically receive job offers before they graduate.


According to, in the Louisville-Lexington area the range of salary is $38,350.00- $63,256.00, with the median being $50,258.00


Greg Phillips

  • Assistant Professor
  • Program Coordinator
  • 502.213.3639

Stephen Snook

  • Assistant Professor
  • 502.213.3648