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2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Manufacturing Technology Computer Numerical Control Technician Option, AAS

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Length: Two years, 93 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $20,453

  • Books - $900
  • *Differential Fees - $3,304
  • Instruments/Tools - $1,425
  • Program-Specific Fees - $1,326
  • Resident Tuition and General Student Fees - $13,498

Tuition and fee estimates are based on the prior academic year’s rates. Course fees may change during the year. Learn more and view updated tuition and fee information at tuition. *This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for the challenging technicalities of CNC Manufacturing. 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 1960s, 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. 

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Operate safely in a manufacturing environment.
  • Effectively use precision measuring tools, read prints and have the mathematical skills to accomplish shop tasks.
  • Use 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.

Program 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 or Advanced Concepts


  • This program follows the Associate of Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  unless otherwise specified.
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is recommended for all applicants to this program.
  • If math is taken in the self-paced format through the Math Resource Center, then all credits must be completed to meet math requirements. 
  • 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.
  • Co-op experience may be substituted for major coursework. For more information, please see your Academic Advisor or Program Coordinator.

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