Western Nevada College

Technology-Machine Tool

Associate of Applied Science

The Machine Tool specialization of the AAS Technology degree provides competency-based training for students who are interested in working in the machine trades field as a machinist, CNC programmer or machine operator. Hands-on learning is a focus of the courses students take in this industrial technology specialization.

Salary: $29,300–$47,560 / year (Nevada)

Career Outlook: Average growth. Jobs available due to difficulty finding skilled workers

Good To Know: Often work with computerized numerical control (CNC) machines

WNC Academic Division: Career and Technical Education

Total Requirements: 60 Units (Credits)

Course Requirements
Program Requirements 36 Units (Credits)
DFT 110 Blueprint Reading For Industry 3
MTT 105 Machine Shop I 3
MTT 106 Machine Shop Practice I 2
MTT 110 Machine Shop II 3
MTT 111 Machine Shop Practice II 2
MTT 230 Computer Numerical Control I 4
MTT 232 Computer Numerical Control II 4
MTT 250 Machine Shop III 3
MTT 251 Machine Shop Practice III 2
MTT 260 Machine Shop IV 3
Program Electives (Choose 7 units of the following courses) 7 Units (Credits)
AIT 101 Fundamentals of Applied Industrial Technology 4
MTT 261 Machine Projects 1-6
MTT 262 Machine Shop Practice IV 2
MTT 292 Computer-Aided Manufacturing I 4
MTT 293 Computer-Aided Manufacturing II 4
MTT 295 Work Experience 1-6
Any MTT course 1-6
Related WELD or other technical/trade course 1-6
General Education Requirements 24 Units (Credits)
English/Communications Requirements
Recommended: BUS107
Must include a writing course
Human Relations Course
Recommended: BUS 110
Humanities/Social Science Requirements 3
Mathematics Requirement
Recommended: MATH 110
Science Requirements 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitution Requirement 3
General Elective
A list of all courses filling general education requirements for the Associate of Applied Science can be found on the Associate of Applied Science page.

Suggested Course Sequence

1st Year

First Semester: 14 Credits

Second Semester: 14 Credits

2nd Year

Third Semester: 15–16 Credits

Fourth Semester: 16–17 Credits

Mission and Outcomes

Mission: The purpose of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Technology is to provide employment-related knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a chosen field of study.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students who complete programs in occupational areas are expected to demonstrate they:

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