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Associate Degree in Machine Tool Technology

Delaware County Community College (DCCC)
Associate's degree
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About this program

Associate Degree in Machine Tool Technology

The associate in applied science degree in Machine Tool Technology emphasizes the advanced manufacturing technologies. Students are prepared to work in precision tooling, machining, and manufacturing. Graduates could qualify for positions as machine tool operators; machinists; Computerized Numerically Controlled (CNC) machinists and programrs; Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) operator/programrs; computer-aided drafting/design and computer-aided machining/manufacturing (CAD-CAM) programrs, toolmakers, mold makers and inspectors.

Program content

First Semester

  • Print Layout and Measurement for Machining
  • Introduction to Manufacturing
  • Lathe Operations I
  • Technical Communications

Second Semester

  • English Composition I
  • Lathe Operations II
  • Milling Operations I
  • Solids (CAM) Modeling
  • Modern College Mathematics
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Business Precalculus
  • College Algebra

Third Semester

  • English Composition II: Writing About Literature
  • CNC Machine Tool Operations
  • Milling Operations II
  • CAM Solids I


  • Any Oral Communication (OC) designated course

Fourth Semester

  • Technical Physics
  • CNC Programming
  • CAM Solids II
  • Electrical Discharge Machining


  • Any Diversity and Social Justice (DJ) and Global Understanding (GU) designated Social Science course

Scholarships & funding

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Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the processes and operations of conventional/manual machines; Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) and Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrate competency in programming and operating Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) systems, machines and tool.
  • Communicate advanced technological concepts and practices in oral, written, and graphical formats.
  • Accurately perform conversions, computations and calculations needed for parts production.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of project management processes related to be machining operation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in understanding of machine shop safety as well as industry safety principles and practices.

About this institute

Delaware County Community College (DCCC)

Delaware County Community College (DCCC) is a public two-year college in Media, Pennsylvania, with a current enrollment of 12,500 students (including 200 international students from over 50 countries). Offering over 40 degree programs, students can complete a two-year associate degree...

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Contact info

Delaware County Community College (DCCC)

901 S. Media Line Rd
PA 19063 Media Pennsylvania
United States of America


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