Applied Technology

Machinist/CNC Technology

Associate of Applied Science • 61 Credit Hours

The Machinist/CNC Technology program provides students the opportunity to prepare for entry-level careers as machinists using conventional equipment and computer control equipment.

2 Year Degree

Machinist/CNC Technology A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science 

61 Credit Hours

1 Year Certificate


Certificate of Applied Science

30 Credit Hours


Manual Machinist/CNC Technology


26 Credit Hours


CNC Machinist


15 Credit Hours


CNC Operator


12 Credit Hours


Machinists, Tool and Die Makers

2019 Median Pay
$45,750 per year

Number of Jobs
469,500 in 2018

Job Outlook
2018-2028 Positive Growth

Average employment growth.

For the most current salary information, please refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics “Occupational Outlook Handbook” found online at

Admission Requirements

The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.

Potential Employers

  • Becker Mining America
  • Sulzer Pumps
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia, Inc.

Career Outlook: positive growth projected from 2018 to 2028

Graduates will have completed courses teaching the fundamentals required for all machining careers–industrial safety, blueprint reading and precision measurement.

Employment of machinists is projected to grow 3 percent from 2018 to 2028. With improvements in technologies, such as computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools, autoloaders, high-speed machining, and lights-out manufacturing, machinists will still be required to set up, monitor, and maintain these systems.

Employment of tool and die makers is projected to decline 6 percent from 2018 to 2028. Advances in automation, including CNC machine tools, should reduce demand for tool and die makers to perform tasks, such as programming how parts fit together, that computer software can perform.

Want to learn more about this program?
Interested in learning more about the MCTC program? Send us a message and talk to our program coordinator.
Kim Preece
Information Technology Chair

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