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: $28,330–$47,090 / 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
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.
Students who complete programs in occupational areas are expected to demonstrate they:
- know the subject matter appropriate to the emphasis of the degree.
- communicate effectively and appropriately, in oral and written form.
- locate, evaluate and properly utilize the tools and resources appropriate to a technology professional.
- acquire skills and perform tasks necessary for employment or career advancement.
- an appreciation of the importance of social, ethical, legal and diversity issues.
- an appreciation of the need and importance of lifelong learning.
A minimum of 60 total credits chosen from the following categories:
Program Requirements36 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 Requirements24 Units (Credits)
Recommended: BUS107 Must include a writing course
|Human Relations Course|
Recommended: BUS 110
|Humanities/Social Science Requirements||3|
Recommended: MATH 110
|U.S. and Nevada Constitution Requirement||3|
Suggested Course Sequence
Program Requirements: 60 Credits. Please see a counselor or academic advisor for more information.
First Semester: 14 Credits
|English Course (BUS 107 Recommended)||3|
|Human Relations Course||3|
Second Semester: 14 Credits
Third Semester: 15–16 Credits
|Humanities/Social Science Course||3|
Fourth Semester: 16–17 Credits