What is Computerized Manufacturing and Machining?
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. The Computerized Manufacturing and Machining Program is based on the Shelby County campus, and at the AMIT building at the Downtown campus.
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.
Jefferson has made a heavy investment in the latest technology to prepare graduates for employment in the world of Advanced Manufacturing. Our labs have 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.
What are my career options?
Students and graduates of Jefferson's Computerized Manufacturing and 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 demand for skilled, trained graduates greatly surpasses the number of graduates. Graduates typically receive job offers before they graduate.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
- CNC Operator I
- CNC Operator II
- Machine Tool Operator I
- Machine Tool Operator II
- Exploratory Machining I
Length of Program
The Computerized Manufacturing and Machining program takes two years attending full time. If taking the apprenticeship track, the program lasts four years.
Credit earned through certificate and diploma program completion will be applicable toward the Associate in Applied Science in General Occupational/Technical Studies degree when consistent with the objectives of the student’s individual plan of study.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.
WORKFORCE TRAINING – Jefferson Community and Technical College 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.
REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS – Classes are approved for apprenticeship programs by the Kentucky Department of Labor Cabinet.