Manufacturing/Machinist Technology Certificate


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
Tuition & Fees

College Tuition & Fees

Per Quarter 
Residents Non-resident
Online Only
On Campus
1 credit $152.13 $166.72 $243.46  $330.00
5 credits $624.65 $697.60 $1,081.30  $1,514.00
12 credits (full-time) $1,331.78 $1,523.22 $2,252.72  $3,124.98
15 credits  $1,493.30 $1,687.05 $2,425.70 $3,308.25

 *Amounts above are estimated tuition & fee costs and do not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs. 

Additional Program Fees
Approximately $300 per quarter

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

  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 work piece 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

Careers & Opportunities

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.

Gainful Employment Information

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This option is open to everyone. There are no eligibility requirements to start this program.

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