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Our Precision Machining program prepares you for a career as a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and/or manual machinist or CNC programmer. Learn to program and operate CNC machine tools and manual machine tools to create precision parts, assemblies, and machines from raw materials. Our Precision Machining program also gives you computer-programming skills that will enable you to use many emerging automated manufacturing technologies, including: robotics, Additive Manufacturing technologies (including 3D printing), automated filament winding for composites, water-jet cutting, and laser welding and cutting.


For information about related programs, visit the Manufacturing and Engineering Technology page. 


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Experience Manufacturing with MANU 101

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Experience Manufacturing with MANU 101

A chessboard with pieces made using 3D printing technology

Invest two Saturdays to experience Technical Design and Precision Machining in MANU 101, offered every quarter.

Students design chess pieces, generate the code to create them, and watch Computer Numerical Control lathe cut the pieces and then use 3D printers to create adornments.

Earn two college credits while learning about jobs, employment opportunities, and seeing if Engineering Technology is right for you!

Academic Program

Olympic College offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Engineering Technology in the Manufacturing Machining pathway, and two stackable certificates that you can earn independently, or while working to complete your associate degree. The certificate programs are: Certificate of Completion (CC) in Manufacturing Technology, and the Certificate of Recognition (CR) in Manufacturing Technology.

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Faculty Advisors

The Precision Machining faculty provides a range of scheduling options to meet the needs of full-time and part-time students and those who need day, evening or distance classes. 

In addition, “We are highly sensitive to the differential needs and learning styles of our students and utilize a variety of perspectives and pedagogical styles so that both traditional and nontraditional students will find a comfortable and safe learning environment in our classes.” 

Every student is assigned an advising team consisting of your Student Success Coach and Faculty Advisor. Your Faculty Advisor is determined once you decide on your specific academic program. The following professors are the advisors for Precision Machining.

Academic Division

Precision Machining is part of the Business & Technology (B&T) Division. Visit the B&T Division webpage for more info, including support resources and services, and contact info for division staff and the dean. The Business & Technology Division can assist you with: 

•    Advising
•    Connecting with faculty
•    Finding campus resources
•    Support for procedural processes such as a grade appeal or student complaint