Recent Community College Graduates Matrix

From Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Programs

This tool is meant to make hiring easier for Washington’s aerospace and advanced manufacturing companies.

This is an ongoing list of Washington’s community and technical colleges that have aerospace and advanced manufacturing programs. Each listing details credits, program descriptions, skill sets (as taught in each program), contact information, and graduation dates.

Aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry companies can contact the community and technical college nearest to them and speak directly to an instructor about graduating students.

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CNC Machining
Award Type
12/19, 03/20
Anticipated Graduates
Lori Keller
CNC Machining
This program prepares students for employment in the machinist/manufacturing field. Using a variety of machine tools including computer numeric control (CNC) equipment, students learn to make metal parts to precise specifications. Knowledge of the working properties of metal, capabilities of machine tools and equipment, and standard shop practices prepare students for employment in all types of factories, industries, and maintenance shops.
Skill Sets
At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:
  • Apply safety procedures appropriate to working in a modern machine shop.
  • The student can program CNC Machines in MDI to accomplish common machining tasks.
  • Interpret Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) as they apply to machining fluids and materials.
  • Use micrometers, indicators, calipers, height gauges, etc. to measure and inspect parts accurately.
  • Solve practical trigonometry problems related to angular shapes of machined parts.
  • Interpret engineering drawings as they apply to machined parts
  • Interpret Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing symbols as applied to Engineering drawings.
  • Select and use appropriate cutting tools and tool materials for a given application.
  • Calculate and apply speeds and feeds for various cutting conditions and materials.
  • Use EIA code (G and M codes) to manually write programs for CNC lathes and mills.
  • Set up and operate a variety of CNC lathes and milling machines to produce parts to specifications.
  • Use CAD/CAM software to generate part geometry and tool paths directly from blueprints without assistance.
  • Produce a capstone project to include the above skill sets.
In addition, the following college-wide learning outcomes reflect the guiding expectations of all programs at Bates Technical College:
  • Human Diversity
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical-thinking

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Bates Technical College

Bates Technical College
1101 S Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405