Feb 29, 2024
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.
Recommended Course Sequence
The courses listed below are a suggested sequence; as long as prerequisites are met, courses may be taken in a different order.
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.