Manufacturing Technology

Precision Machining

Work with your hands, channel your creativity and bring your ideas to life for a skilled, high-demand job. As a student in the Manufacturing Department at CBC, you’ll work with high-tech precision machines in a state-of-the-art facility. Learn how to use a 3D solid modeling system and design the parts and assemblies necessary for the products we use in our everyday lives. You can transition this skillset into a variety of settings, including aerospace, medical and defense industries, as well as research laboratories and custom parts manufacturers.

When you complete the AAS program, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate manual machining skills, grinding skills and blueprint reading skills
  • operate high-tech equipment such as CNC and electrical discharge machines
  • demonstrate computer-aided drafting, solid modeling and computer-aided manufacturing
  • use math and problem-solving skills
CBC Machining Technology

Machinists run high-tech equipment such as lathes, milling machines and grinding machines to produce precision parts, assemblies, fixtures and tools. They also use software to program multi-axis computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines and use sophisticated inspection equipment such as computer coordinate measuring machines to ensure the parts are in tolerance and of quality standards.

Full-Time Faculty


Manufacturing the Future: Expanding Student Interest in Manufacturing Technology Careers

This grant-funded project is a partnership with Tri-Tech Skills Center, intended to increase the number of skilled technicians to fill high-demand manufacturing jobs by increasing enrollment and diversity in CBC's Manufacturing Technology program.

The project goals are to:

  • Provide a professional development workshop for area teachers and advisors
  • Develop a teaching tool kit for deliverying hands-on manufacturing technology lessons in high school classrooms
  • Deliver hands-on learning during a three week summer academy for 50+ high school students to learn about safety, metallurgy, CNC and prescision measurement where students can earn .5 high school and 5 college credits
  • Create a clear pathway from high school to college for training in the manufacturing industry

Manufacturing the Future is funded by a $289,982 grant from the National Science Foundation, DUE#1902491. The grant timeline is June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2022. 

  • Students are eligible to receive up to $1,500 per quarter during the duration of their associate degree or certificate program
  • The scholarship is available to students of any age who are out of work, looking to reskill, begin or continue their education and training for a STEM or high-demand trade
  • Residency requirements apply
  • The award funding is flexible and may be used for costs beyond tuition, including transportation, food and housing
  • Applications are accepted quarterly
  • WSOS CTS Applications are due October 22
  • Scholarships are open to all students purusing degrees that will lead to a career in manufacturing
  • Awards range from $1,500 to $2,500 per student
  • Sponsored by the Nuts and Bolts Foundation
  • Scholarship funds are applied directly to tuition and fees
  • NBT Scholarship Applications are due September 30


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