Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing

Program highlights

  • Students begin in the spring or fall semester and will learn to use manual lathes, manual mills and computer numerical control (CNC) equipment to manufacture precision metal parts.
  • Designed by MCC's precision machining consortium industry partners, begins with an intensive, one-semester certificate that prepares students to begin a career in manufacturing and machining.
  • After completing the certificate, students can increase their skills and versatility by taking additional classes, such as CNC and Mastercam or by earning an Associate in Applied Science degree.
  • You'll work with the latest equipment in our state-of-the-art precision machining lab. We are a Mastercam software training facility. We are certified by National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) and offer their credentials.
  • Credit for prior learning: you can test out of certain courses with skills developed on the job. We offer credit for select federally approved apprenticeship programs.

Consortium partners

  • ACI Services
  • Badder-Johnson
  • Brunson Instrument
  • Burger and Brown Engineering, Inc.
  • Centranz, Inc.
  • Clay & Bailey
  • Continental Tool and Manufacturing
  • Creative Blow Mold Tooling
  • Fike Corporation
  • Great Western Manufacturing Company, Inc.
  • Kocher+Beck
  • May Technology and Manufacturing, Inc.
  • MG Machine
  • Microtool, Inc.
  • Mid-America Fittings, Inc.
  • Muller Technology MO Inc.
  • Northrop Grumman, Corp.
  • PAS Technologies
  • Pro-Con Manufacturing, Inc.
  • R&D/Leverage
  • SOR
  • UltraSource, LLC
  • Vector Tool & Engineering
  • Vista Manufacturing

MCC partnering with rural schools around the Kansas City metropolitan area

Metropolitan Community College is shrinking the pathway to success between rural students and the College to help them reach their goals.

Through a grant from the National Science Foundation for Machining in Rural Areas (NSF), high school students living too far to commute to one of MCC's campuses can still participate in the College Acceleration Program through MCC's dual enrollment plans and participate in the finer points of machining, even from afar.

Set up is specialized equipment purchased through the grant, such as cutting-edge cameras that zoom into the fine details of the machining process on the MCC campus. At the same time, students participate in the hands-on experience with machines at their home school.

Far beyond online lessons, this partnership provides live, two-way communication between instructors and remote students, giving real-time feedback and answering questions as if they were physically working side-by-side. Partner schools provide lab technicians on site for safety and productivity.

With the hands-on skills they're gaining, each of currently enrolled students will have the opportunity to become paid interns with MCC's business partners, just as our on-campus students are.

These internships usually lead to permanent positions with our partnering companies, with full-time pay increases, full benefits, and a solid launch to their career.

MCC salutes our first-year partner Ray-Pec High School. They made a significant financial investment for their on-site machines. They hired an enthusiastic teacher, who has been promoted and is now overseeing the district's remodeling of a building in the heart of Raymore, Missouri housing the program.


You can work as a machinist or CNC programmer at companies such as Fike Corporation, UltraSource and more.

Bright Outlook for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers in the Kansas City area

Visit Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to view salary information, employment outlook and personal characteristics needed for this career.

Transfer made simple

Whatever your transfer destination, we'll work to make sure your credits move easily. That's why we're experts at it. We've worked out specific transfer agreements with many four-year colleges and universities.

Please check with an advisor for transfer information.

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