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Machine Technology - Associate Degree

San Jose City College
Program overview
2.5 years
Associate's degree
Start dates
San Jose

San Jose
San Jose City College

Program description

Machine Technology

San Jose City College offers an Associate in Science (AS) in CNC Machining and three certificates: CNC Machine Operator, Entry Level Machinist, and CNC, CAD/CAM Machinist. Successful completion of program prepares the graduate for entry into the machinist trade and positions in industry requiring technical skill and understanding of precision metalworking. Most courses applying to degree or certificate have basic language/math requirements and/or course prerequisites. A grade of "C" or better is required in all major, certificate and major elective courses.

Admission requirements

Admission to San José City College (SJCC) is open to high school graduates, possess GED, certificate of proficiency, or the equivalent, or to those who are at least 18 years old.

The first step for all persons desiring to enroll in classes at SJCC is to complete an application for admission. Please visit the website for more information regarding admission.

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Program content


Day Program

  • Geometric Dimensioning Tolerancing (GDT) Measurement1
  • Basic CNC Machining Center/CNC Mill
  • Basic CNC Lathe
  • Advanced CNC Machining Center and Turning Center
  • CNC Programming and Operations
  • Operator/Programmer I
  • Operator/Programmer II

Evening Program

  • Shop Math and Drawings
  • Introduction to Machine Technology
  • Geometric Dimensioning Tolerancing (GDT) Measurement1
  • Advanced Lathe Practices
  • Advanced Milling Machine Practices1
  • Operator/Programmer I
  • Operator/Programmer II

Tuition fees

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Associate Degree

  • Machine Technology - Associate in Science

Continuing studies

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the proper use of machine tools, methods, recognition of different type of materials; and follow safety practices and procedures used in the industry.
  • Demonstrate understanding of machine technology vocabulary, and be able to apply concepts in a practical manner. Students will solve problems related to set up applications.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, sketches, ANSI specifications, shop drawings, and communicate with various groups the practical application of such interpretations.
  • Apply and use new technologies that emerge in this changing field.

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San Jose City College

Founded in 1921 in the heart of Silicon Valley, California, San José City College (SJCC) has provided educational excellence and opportunities to students from around the world for 100 years! San José City College’s new state-of-the-art facilities combined with a...

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San Jose City College

2100 Moorpark Avenue
95128 San Jose CA
United States of America (USA)

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