Computerized Manufacturing and Machining

Work activities in machine shop involve applying knowledge of machine capabilities, the properties of materials, and shop practices to set-up and operate various machines. The skills needed to position work pieces, adjust machines, and verify the accuracy of machine functions and finish products are taught by classroom instruction, demonstration, and hands on experience. Students enrolled in the Computerized Manufacturing & Machining program must achieve a minimum grade of C in each technical course

Available Credentials


  • CNC Machinist


  • CNC Operator
  • Exploratory Machining I
  • Machine Tool Operator I
  • Machine Tool Operator II

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Employment Opportunities

Basic to advanced machine tool technicians are needed in all areas of manufacturing. Machinists work in the production department of all metalworking industries producing detail metal parts. According to the Kentucky Occupational Outlook to 2018, the average annual wage for CNC programmers is $33,000.

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements. Please consult HCC's general admission requirements.

Length of Program

If taken full time, it should take you between 18 and 24 months to complete this program.

Opportunities for More Education

The Computerized Manufacturing & Machining diploma can be used as part of the GOTS AAS degree, along with additional courses. Work with your Program Coordinator and the GOTS Coordinator if you want to take advantage of this option.


Jeff Partney, Program Coordinator
Office: Hopkinsville Campus, Technology Center 119A
Phone: (270) 707-3899

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.