Advanced Machining

Learn in a setting that mirrors what you'll find in the industry.

If you like to build and create things, are detail-oriented, and like to work with your hands, the Machinist program may be the perfect fit. At Bates, you will learn to use conventional machines, CNC machining centers and turning centers. In this hands-on program, you will complete a series of projects designed to broaden your machining experience. With instructors who have years of experience and a workshop with the newest equipment available, you will have the opportunity to learn in a setting that mirrors the industry.

Contact Information:

Brandon Held, Career Advisor

Downtown Campus

7:30AM - 4:00PM

Program Affiliations:

More about the program:

Machinist students at Bates Tech produce precision parts, tools, and instruments using both manual and computerized machining systems. Our program, with a history spanning more than 60 years, will prepare you for apprentice positions through local agencies. The curriculum combines hands-on experience in the use of traditional precision tooling and machining equipment, as well as sophisticated, state-of-the-art technology including CNC lathes, CNC milling machines, and program-specific software.

Explore the real-world application of your skills through quarterly organized field trips. Our Job Shadow activity provides opportunities for students to spend a full day working alongside industry machinists. Additionally, our partnership with AJAC ensures that graduates receive comprehensive support in crafting resumes and navigating the job search landscape.

What sets us apart? According to instructor data, the program has a 96% placement rate for graduates. Our Advanced Machining program caters to diverse individuals – whether you’re upskilling for career advancements or pursuing a comprehensive two-year AAS degree before entering the workforce. Bates Tech offers unparalleled learning in an industry-mirroring setting.

Degrees & Certificates:

  • Associate of Applied Science: Machinist
  • Certificate of Training: Toolmaking Technology
  • Certificate of Training: CNC Operator
  • CIP 48.0501

Program Lengths:

  • AAS degree program length: Six Quarters
  • Certificates of Training: One Quarter

Faculty and Other Contact Information:

Tim Bacon


Note: Information is accurate as of its original posting date. The college reserves the right to edit, change, or update information as needed throughout the year. Up-to-date information is available in Student Services.

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Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

  • National Median Salary: $44,420
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings: 38,000

This information is based on data from O*Net, captured on June 2021.

Program Metrics

For a deeper look into our Graduation & Retention rates, visit our Graduation & Retention charts.

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