The Manufacturing/Machinist Technology certificate is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills that are essential building blocks in the field of Manufacturing/Machinist Technology. All courses within this certificate are also part of a AAAS degree in Manufacturing/Machinist Technology.

Completion Award
Certificate of Proficiency
Length of Study
60 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

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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.

Gainful Employment

Federal regulations require certain educational programs that qualify for a variety of federal student funding to comply with Gainful Employment rules.

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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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