Machining Technology Program Features
These programs provide students the skills and knowledge needed in various manufacturing procedures and operations, including lathe and mill operations and manual and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining operations. Programs include classroom and laboratory instruction in safety, proper use of hand and power tools, blueprint reading and sketching, precision measuring and layout, setup, operation, clean-up and basic maintenance of lathes, milling machines and surface grinders with extra emphasis on CNC set up and operation.
Degree and Certificate Options
|Associate of Applied Science, Machining Technology||64 Credit Hours|
|Technical Certificate, Machining Technology||41 Credit Hours|
|Technical Certificate, CNC Operator||20 Credit Hours|
|Technical Certificate, Manual Machining||22 Credit Hours|
Program Integrity – Gainful Employment
In accordance with 34 CFR 668.6(b), that requires institutions to disclose certain information about the programs to prospective students, please see: Gainful Employment.
Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) and Wichita State University (WSU) have partnered to make a future in Engineering Technology more accessible to Kansas students. A new Articulation Agreement enables students completing WATC ‘s A.A.S. degree in Machining Technology, Robotics, or Industrial Automation and Machine Maintenance to use their WATC credits in pursuit of a B.S. degree in Engineering Technology at WSU’s College of Engineering. Concentrations are available in Mechatronics or Engineering Technology Management.