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Metropolitan Community College Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing

Associate in Applied Science

Computer Integrated Machining & Manufacturing

Program Overview

MCC Campus(es):
Business & Technology

Program Coordinator:
David Grady, 816.604.5464

Degrees and Certificates Awarded

Creating Opportunities: Meet Jennifer

Jennifer Webb walked away from a job she had for more than a decade to pursue a new direction with MCC's Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing program. She picked up a paid internship along the way and went on to become the first woman machinist in her new employer's shop. Read Jennifer's success story.

Creating Opportunities: Meet Jeff

Jeff Adams' goal was to work in computers once he left the Army. Not long after leaving the service, however, he realized he wanted to try something different. Enter the Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing program. Less than a year after graduating, his career is underway at Westrock. Read Jeff's success story.


This program, designed by MCC-BT’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 HAAS Technical Education Center (HTEC) and Mastercam software training facility. Our program is also allied with the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA).

We are certified by National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS).

What You'll Learn

Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing students will learn to use manual lathes, manual mills and computer numerical control (CNC) equipment to manufacture precision metal parts.

What You'll Make in the Paid Internship

You can earn $12.50 to $13.50 per hour in the final six weeks of the first semester in the CIMM program working at one of nearly 50 businesses in our internship consortium. Students with a good attendance record in CIMM classes and a C grade or higher can participate in the internship.

What You'll Do and Where You'll Work

You can work as a machinist or CNC programmer at companies such as WestRock, Fike Corporation, Abel Machine, Civacon, Ultrasource and many more.

What You'll Make

The average national median wage is $40,000 per year. This is a field with a high job growth rate. 

Consortium partners

Abel Machine, LLC
Accessible Technologies
ACI Services
Arrow Material Handling Products
Best Tool & Manufacturing
Brogdon Machine, Inc.
Brown and Covey
Brunson Instrument
Burger and Brown Engineering, Inc.
Centranz, Inc.
Clay & Bailey
Continental Tool and Manufacturing
Creative Blow Mold Tooling
Dollins Tool, Inc.
Fike Corporation
Gray Manufacturing
Great Western Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Heartland Fabrication and Machine
K-Ter Imagineering
May Technology and Manufacturing, Inc.
MG Machine
Microtool, Inc.
Mid-America Fittings, Inc.
Northrop Grumman, Corp.
PAS Technologies
Pro-Con Manufacturing, Inc.
Probitas Manufacturing Technologies, LLC
Seese Machine
Shick USA
Triumph Structures
UltraSource, LLC
VanAm Tool and Engineering, Inc.
Vector Tool & Engineering
Vista Manufacturing

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Last Modified: 1/9/20