Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing

Overview

This program, 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.



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.


Career and salary information

Visit the MoSCORES website for information on MCC's programs, including length, credit hours, and wage and employment data. Search Metropolitan Community College. Note: The historical data listed is informational and can vary based on the number of credit hours students earn, local wage conditions and other factors.

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


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.

In its second year of the grant, this futuristic arrangement is exploding in popularity, with 15 students enrolled next year and more on the waiting list. The current cohort is earning 32 college credits in their senior year. With the hands-on skills they're gaining, each of these 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. Current recruiting for next year shows unwavering student interest and expected growing enrollment in the machining program. Efforts are underway to expand the use of this grant to other academic programs, such as HVAC.


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