Computerized Manufacturing and Machining

Please note: Effective Fall 2013, students will no longer be admitted to the Computerized Manufacturing & Machining program.

Machinists use machine tools such as lathes, drill presses, and milling machines to produce precision metal parts. They use their knowledge of the working properties of metals such as steel, cast iron, aluminum, and brass and their skill with machine tools to plan and carry out operations needed to make machined products that meet precise specifications. The skills needed for this occupation are taught through classroom instruction, demonstration, and hands-on experience.

Available Credentials

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

  • General Occupational/Technical Studies (60-68 credit hours)


  • CNC Machinist (56-59 credit hours)
  • Machinist (47-52 credit hours)


  • Exploratory Machining (7 credit hours)
  • Machine Tool Operator I (15-18 credit hours)
  • Machine Tool Operator II (27-31 credit hours)
  • CNC Operator (29-30 credit hours)
  • (List of certificates available HERE)

For a printable copy of program course requirements, click an option above or consult the Madisonville Advising Plan.

Employment Opportunities

Employment in machine tool technology can be found in all localities and in all industries. Most machinists work in modern surroundings with up-to-date equipment. They work in industries, keeping mechanical equipment in good working order, or in the production department of metalworking industries, producing parts. Machinists may advance to all levels of supervision.

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements. Please consult MCC s general admission requirements.

Scholarship Information

Students majoring in AIT-Multi-Skilled, Air Conditioning Technology, Computerized Manufacturing & Machining (Machine Tool) or Welding are eligible for a $500 scholarship each semester.

Mining Technology majors are eligible for full-tuition scholarships each semester. Interested students should complete the KCA Scholarship Application. All students must maintain 2.0 GPA to remain eligible for KCA scholarships.

Length of Program

You can complete the Computerized Manufacturing and Machining program in two years as a full-time student. Courses are offered during two 16-week semesters and one six-week summer intersession, if needed.

For more information

Ronnie Birdsong
(270) 824-1756

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.