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 Operator
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
  • Apply basic high school algebra.
  • Measure, using a variety of precision measurement tools.
  • Interpret technical drawings.
  • Apply basic quality-control skills.
  • Apply safety standards for equipment being run.
  • Apply critical thinking skills.
  • Easily adapt to changing environments.
  • Monitor operations.
  • React to non-confirming operations as they occur.
  • Produce parts within tolerances.
  • Measure, cut, or work on items with great accuracy.
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

More Programs at
Bates Technical College

CNC Machining
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Bates Technical College

Bates Technical College
1101 S Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405