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PMT Degree Program: PMT Associate in Applied Science

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Machinists set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled or manually-controlled machine tools to produce precision parts, instruments, and tools. Positions may include: machine operators, machinist or CNC machinist CAD modeler, and CNC programmer.

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How Long?

Estimated Degree
Completion Time

Full-Time Semesters 
61Credit Hours

Please note, these estimates are based on a student taking an average of 15 credits per semester and do not include college preparatory or developmental courses.


This program prepares individuals with the technical knowledge and skills to use machine tools that are either conventionally controlled or computer numerically controlled, such as lathes, and milling machines to produce precision parts. The curriculum is designed to provide broad multi-disciplinary instruction in blueprint reading; machining; lathe and mill operations; liberal arts, applied mathematics; computers; Computer Aided Design/Machining (CAD/CAM) systems; Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) setup, programming, operations, and troubleshooting; shop and safety practices; equipment capabilities; and regulations and laws.



Required Equipment
Students are required to wear Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) approved work boots or shoes with toe protection and OSHA approved safety glasses while working in the lab.


Students who successfully complete the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Precision Machining Technology will be able to:

  1. Recognize and apply appropriate machining terminology in a variety of manufacturing settings
  2. Utilize technical knowledge and skills during the fabrication of precision parts.
  3. Demonstrate responsible and ethical safety practices in a manufacturing environment.
  4. Recognize the value of diversity in opinions, values, abilities, and cultures of colleagues and clients in a manufacturing environment.
  5. Demonstrate accuracy in measurements and calculations required to produce precision parts.
  6. Describe and apply quality control techniques and strategies to a wide range of manufacturing procedures.
  7. Produce precision parts using a variety of computer-controlled and manually controlled machine tools.

Getting Started

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“YCCC gratefully acknowledges ongoing Precision Machining Technology scholarship support from the Gene Haas Foundation"

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