Train to enter the workforce as a Manufacturing or Machining Technician. Master foundational manufacturing skills while also learning specialist technologies and developing communication, human relations and problem solving skills.

Completion Award
Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences
Length of Study
96 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
On Campus

  1. Perform entry-level tasks as a machinist; program basic machine tools to perform routine machining functions
  2. Use mathematics skills to solve basic manufacturing problems
  3. Safely set-up mills and turning tools making tool length and workpiece offsets
  4. Apply teamwork, inspection and SPC to manufacturing problems
  5. Utilize properties of materials and establish correct speed of tool rotation and feed rate of forward motion
  6. Interpret mechanical blueprints
  7. Use current software for computer assisted machining
In addition to the outcomes above, students will gain the skills and knowledge included in Shoreline Student Learning Outcomes (SSLOs): Communication, Critical Thinking, Equity & Social Justice, Information Literacy, and Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning.

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The demand in the manufacturing sector is excellent for individuals with good math, communication and problem solving skills. With more and more manufacturing occurring in the Puget Sound Region, the demand for machinists should continue to grow. Graduates are hired as entry level machining technicians.

Potential employers include: large and small manufacturing firms in the Puget Sound Region including aerospace, plastics, molding and general manufacturing working as machining technicians and programmers.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter
WA-Resident Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
1 credit $145.17  $245.71  $339.54 $162.51
5 credits $673.85  $1,176.57  $1,645.70  $760.55
12 credits (full-time) $1,462.52  $2,476.40 $3,422.10  $1,637.76
15 credits $1,641.05 $2,667.59  $3,624.45 $1,819.05

¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Program Fees
Approximately $300 per quarter

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