Catalog 2014-2015 
    Apr 18, 2021  
Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Machine Technology, AAS


Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Mission: The Machine Technology AAS degree prepares students to be well positioned to begin a career in the machine trades by gaining basic machining competencies.

Graduates will be well positioned to begin a career in the machine trades by gaining basic machining competencies through their work on projects along with a thorough grounding in shop theory, applied math, and a special emphasis on CAD/CAM programming and CNC machining.

Machine Technology AAS degree graduates will:

  • be prepared with skills to perform entry-level CNC machining and manual machining
  • gain a thorough grounding in shop theory and applied math
  • perform CAD/CAM programming and manual programming
  • combine manual and CNC skills to produce a capstone project of complex parts
  • demonstrate math and communication skills
  • set up and operate machine tools with a minimum of supervision
  • demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, intercultural appreciation, information literacy, and communication
  • meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an adviser or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Academic Core Requirements - 20 Credits

  • Written Communication 5 credits
  • Quantitative Reasoning 5 credits
  • Social Science 5 credits
  • Humanities 5 credits

Total Program Credits: 114

See Academic Core Requirements  for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.