Computer Integrated Machining

The Computer Integrated Machining program is designed for entry level positions in manual and computer numeric control (CNC) machining. Courses include blueprint reading, metrology, computer aided drafting (CAD), computer aided manufacturing (CAM), manual machining (mills & lathes), CNC mills & lathes. It is a trade for an individual who likes working with his or her hands.

The skill sets developed allow you to take a design concept/idea from your mind to paper (creating a blueprint) or computer (CAD drawing) and operate various pieces of equipment to manufacture that design. It allows you to take control of your concept from start to finish and have a physical object in your hands at the completion.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You will need to follow the general enrollment process for GTCC.  During the advising process you will have the opportunity to indicate your desire to study within this curriculum. Your advisor will help you sign up for the specific courses you need. It is recommended that you contact a Computer Integrated Machining faculty member for specific registration information

Derek Seeke
336-334-4822 Ext. 53088                 

Jerry Hunt
336-334-4822 Ext. 53033

Financial aid is available if you qualify.  Please contact the college’s Financial Aid office or visit our Financial Aid web page for more details.

No, not the machining classes directly and only some of the general education classes may transfer. Please see a Computer Integrated Machining faculty member for questions about transfer-friendly universities.

This program is a foundation to many different opportunities within the manufacturing/machining field.  Depending on the training/degree obtained, you may work as an apprentice under a manual machinist or CNC operator.

Yes, please see a Computer Integrated Machining faculty member prior to purchasing tools.  The typical tool list is below.

  • Safety glasses
  • 1” Vernier Micrometer
  • 6” Dial Caliper
  • 6” Steel rule
  • Center Gage
  • Hex Key Set 5/64” – ¼”
  • 12” Combination Set
  • Dial Test Indicator Set
  • Edge Finder
  • Roto-Burr (De-burring tool)
  • Tool Box (Large enough to hold all tools)

*Note: no digital or analog (speedometer/mileage counter) type measurement devices

You will have individual as well as group projects.

Most of the projects you make are useful to the machinist.

Possibly, once you finish your graded projects.

Shop equipment is used in training and is similar to the equipment you would find in industry.

No, classes start with the basics, and each class builds from the previous one.

Basic file management (creating folders, saving/open files, and basic windows operating commands).