Nov 29, 2021  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Manufacturing Technology Computer Numerical Control Technician Option, AAS

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs by Department

Total Program Credits: 97

Program Length: Two Years

Offered by the Advanced Technology  Division, 541.463.5380

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  

Program Coordinator Tracy Rea, Bldg 15, Rm. 201, 541.463.5151,

Dean Lynn Nakamura

Purpose The CNC Manufacturing Technology option provides training similar to the Two Year Associate of Applied Science Degree in Manufacturing Technology. The time spent on the fundamentals of manual machining prepares students for the challenging technicalities of CNC Manufacturing. However, this program focuses heavily on CNC operation, especially CNC-specific safety procedures, CAD, CAM, and g-code.

Manufacturing Technology has long been a staple in any modern economy. Since the 1960's, CNC Manufacturing has been increasing rapidly. Everything around you, from your car to your cell phone, medical equipment to construction tools, has been designed in CAM software, had each piece prototyped and finally mass produced on CNC machines. 

CNC Technology is better for producing many parts from the same print than manual manufacturing. Almost every modern field has parts that require incredibly small and precise measurements. In these fields measuring, designing, and manufacturing parts must be done with extreme accuracy, sometimes down to 0.1 microns. A human hair is 700x as thick as 0.1 micron. 

Learning Outcomes Upon completing the training for this degree, the student will know how to operate safely in a manufacturing environment. They will be able to effectively use precision measuring tools, read prints and have the mathematical skills to accomplish shop tasks. They will have experience using most shop machinery including programming, setup and operation of CNC lathes and mills as well as CAD, CAM and verification software used in CNC manufacturing environments.

  • Have proficiency in the setup and operation of all standard machine tools employed by the modern machine shop.
  • Demonstrate and use industrial safety standards for safe operation of all machine tools.
  • Use basic math skills, formulas and right angle trigonometry to accomplish tasks.
  • Use the internet to access information pertaining to shop techniques and tool use.
  • Create and edit g-code programs both manually and with CAM software.
  • Setup, program and machine parts on 3-axis CNC milling machines and 2 axis CNC lathes.

Admission Information See or contact the Advanced Technology Division,

Advising Contact

Cooperative Education (Co-op)  Co-op offers students college credit and a grade for on-the-job work experience related to their educational and career goals. Through Co-op, students connect theory and practice, develop skills, expand career knowledge, and make contacts for the future. Work schedules and work sites vary. Under the supervision of the Manufacturing Technology Co-op Coordinator and with instructor consent, a maximum of 18 Co-op credits may be earned in lieu of required Manufacturing Technology course credits. Contact Chuck Fike, Manufacturing Technology Co-op Coordinator, Bldg 15, Rm. 102. 541.463.5078,

Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Lane County openings - 18 annually
Statewide openings - 259 annually

Lane County average hourly - $18.66; average annual - $38,819
Oregon average hourly - $20.12; average annual - $41,862

Estimated Program Cost

Books   $861
Differential Fees*   $3,224
Instruments/Tools   $1,425
Program Specific Fees   $1,326
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $12,803
  Total Estimated Cost $19,639

*Course fees may change during the year. See the online credit class schedule for fees assigned to courses.

Program Notes

  • Prerequisites are required for some courses. See Courses .
  • Prerequistes: Minimum placement score of 68 in Reading, or completion of RD 087  AND EL 115  or prior college. MTH 020  proficiency or concurrently enrolled in MTH 020  with program admittance or Minimum placement score of 75 in Arithmetic. A high school diploma or equivalent is recommended for all applicants to this program.
  • If Math is taken through the Math Resource Center, then all credits must be completed in order to meet the math requirement.

General Education

Math requirement must be completed with a letter grade of  C- or better. P/NP is not accepted. All other GENERAL EDUCATION courses can be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Program Core Courses

CORE courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs by Department