This program prepares students for entry-level employment in the machining and manufacturing industries. The curriculum features basic to advanced machining concepts involving various machine tools such as conventional lathes mills grinders and their Computer Numerical Control (CNC) counterparts. Coursework also involves blueprint reading geometric dimensioning and tolerancing shop math and statistical and mechanical measurements. The second year of the program places emphasis in CNC and CAD/CAM systems and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing in preparation for employment in computerized manufacturing processes. The opportunity to certify in MasterCAM Mill is available to students who successfully complete the program.
Successful completion of each semester or permission of the instructor is required to continue into the next semester. Prospective students should have solid math skills and demonstrate mechanical aptitude. Computer and keyboarding skills are recommended. Placement in specific English and Math classes is determined by the college assessment test.
Current industry professionals may enroll in individual courses on a space-available basis and with the instructor's permission.
Parker Technical Education Center
Classes for this program are located in Rathdrum, Idaho, 12 miles from Coeur d’Alene at the Parker Technical Education Center
First Year Machine Technology Instructor
Office: Parker Technical Education Center 179
Phone: 665-2788 / (509) 330-6437
Second Year Machine Technology Instructor
Office: Parker Technical Education Center 181
Phone: (208) 769-3438