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.

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, 2023. 

  • 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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