Nov 30, 2022  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Manufacturing Technology, AAS

This program is being suspended

  • This program is being suspended. No new students will be admitted after Winter Term. Please contact the academic advisors for this program for information about this suspension and


Length: 90 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $19,387.00

  • Resident Tuition: $11,340.00*
  • Technology Fees: $990.00
  • General Student Fees: $804.00**
  • Online Course Fee: (if applicable)
  • Books / Course Materials: $941.00
  • Program Specific Fees: $1,244.00 (course fees, materials)
  • Other Cost / Expenses: $1,430.00*** (instruments, tools)
  • Differential Fees: $2638.00****

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives).

**General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to provide fundamental training in the manufacturing field. Manufacturing Technology is a great choice for anyone who enjoys working with their hands or building things themselves. The work is challenging, engaging, and technical. At the end of the day, there is satisfaction in being able to see the results of your skills and effort. 

Students are exposed to aspects of machining such as metrology, part print creation, prototyping, and manufacturing components for industry. These skills are an excellent choice for a pre-engineering student. Students are introduced to a wide variety of advanced technology, including 3D printing, 5-axis CNC milling, 4-axis CNC turning with live tooling and Electrical Discharge Machining. 

Instruction is derived of hands-on projects, lectures and online learning to facilitate working while attending school. Many students obtain employment while attending this program. Graduates qualify for a wide range of entry level positions such as CNC Operator or Manual Machinist, some of the fastest growing career options in Oregon and Lane County. Graduates have gone on to build custom vehicles, make custom auto, motorcycle and aviation parts, gunsmithing, knifemaking, old vehicle restoration, machinery repair, and fields such as aerospace, automotive, engineering and industrial maintenance.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

PLO 1 - Operate safely in a manufacturing environment using industrial safety standards and an appreciation for the importance of personal health and safety
PLO 2 - Read prints, use precision measuring tools, and apply mathematical skills to accomplish shop tasks
PLO 3 - Safely and efficiently set up and operate all standard machine tools employed by the modern machine shop
PLO 4 - Describe major concepts associated with the setup and operation of CNC equipment and integrate that basic knowledge in guided projects
PLO 5 - Use the internet to access information pertaining to shop techniques and tool use

Program Core Requirements

General Education

General Education courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Writing (3-4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Geometry (4-5 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Human Relations (3-4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Computer Science / Algebra (4 credits) - Complete one of the following: 

Electives (4 credits):

  • Complete 4 credits of any 100-level or higher course(s)

Program Core Courses

Program Core courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted. It is recommended students complete math and computer science prior to registering for CNC 101 . Enrollment in MFG and CNC courses by consent only. See your Academic Advisor or Program Coordinator about enrollment.

Cooperative Education


  • This is the parent program for the Manufacturing Technician 1, CPC  and Manufacturing Technician 2, CPC  certificates.
  • This program follows Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  unless otherwise specified.
  • If math is taken in the self-paced format through the Math Resource Center, then all credits must be completed to meet math requirements.
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is recommended for all applicants to this program.
  • Co-op experience may be substituted for major coursework. For more information, please see your Academic Advisor or Program Coordinator.
  • Students using lower credit courses to meet General Education requirements may need to take additional Electives to meet the 90 credit minimum.
  • This program is articulated with Oregon Institute of Technology, which requires a higher-level math course than is required for the program. Contact your Academic Advisor for help with transfer to OIT.