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 industry.
Jason Carroll, Career Advisor
7:30AM - 4:00PM
More about the program:
Machinists produce precision parts, tools, and instruments utilizing both manual and computerized machining systems. For over sixty years, the machinist program has prepared students for apprentice positions through local apprenticeship agencies. Instruction contains extensive 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. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.
Degrees & Certificates:
- Associate of Applied Science: Machinist
- Certificate of Training: Toolmaking Technology
- Certificate of Training: CNC Operator
- CIP 48.0501 EPC 808
- AAS degree program length: Six Quarters
- Certificates of Training: One Quarter
Faculty and Other Contact Information:
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.
Machinist AAS (99 Credits)Description: 6 quarter AAS
Machinist AAS (99 Credits)
Course Code Course Title Course Credits CNCM127 Blueprint Reading & GD&T 5 MACH150 Measurement, Materials, & Safety 5 MACH155 Job Planning, Bench-work, and Layout 5 MACH160 Conventional Machining 5 MACH120 Machine Shop Math 5 MACH166 Conventional Turning 3 MACH167 Conventional Milling 3 MACH168 Surface Grinding 3 CNCM113 CNC Programming 4 CNCM126 CNC Mill & Lathe Operations & Set-Up 5 MACH117 Measurement Applications 5 CNCM114 CNC Troubleshooting 3 CNCM203 CNC Mill II 5 CNCM211 CNC Lathe II 5 CNCM215 Computer-Aided Manufacturing 5 CNCM218 CMM Programming 5 MACH142 Advanced Machine Shop Applications 8 WBAS101 Welding Basics 8 MACH224 CAM II 5 MACH232 Advanced CNC Machining 5
Machinist AAS (99 Credits)
General Education Requirements
Communications (5 Credits Required)
Course Code Course Title Course Credits ENGL175 Professional Writing 5 ENGL&101 English Composition I 5
Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.
Humanities/Social Sciences/Natural Sciences/Other (5 Credits Required)
CNC Operator-Certificate of Training (14 Credits)
Toolmaking Technology-Certificate of Training (15 Credits)Description: 1 quarter Certificate of Training
Toolmaking Technology-Certificate of Training (15 Credits)
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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.
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