(formerly computer integrated machining)

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If you’re looking for a career path that will lead you to a great paying job while also utilizing your innovation and hands-on skills, then Computer Integrated Machining could be the right program for you.  You’ll learn the technical skills necessary to fabricate precision parts for modern manufacturing facilities, become familiar with the machines that make, change or repair mechanical systems and master the process of utilizing analytics and automation to take an idea from design to development to finished product.

STEM AwardWith a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training, you will gain experience with current computerized machinery to output standard and specialty parts.  This process applies math and mechanical knowledge in combination with layout and machining operations for optimal output.  

You’ll start out with the “Right Skills Now” program of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) that enables you to earn four NAM-endorsed certifications from the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS).  Earning an AAS degree will allow you the opportunity to become certified for the NIMS Machining Level I credential.  These NIMS certificates are nationally recognized and build upon one another. 

Graduates will find work in a variety of settings, including manufacturing and metal industries, engineering firms and engineering research firms. Positions for which graduates qualify include machinist, tool and die maker or instrument, mold, pattern or model maker.

Location: Faribault and North Mankato Campuses
Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semesters


Advanced Manufacturing Images Advanced Manufacturing Scholarships for Students Starting Fall 2018
Prepare for a high wage, in-demand career in Machine Tool Technology, Mechatronics, or Welding. Scholarships up to $1,000. Apply by August 31, 2018!
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Additional scholarships are offered as well.


SCC has a 93% average placement rate
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Advanced Manufacturing Majors

Robots, computer systems, and complex machines have transformed they way we design and produce products. America's advanced manufacturing continues to expand faster than the overall economy increasing the need and pay for skilled workers.