Computer Integrated Manufacturing

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A well-paid, technical career awaits you as a graduate of Elgin Community College’s Computer Integrated Manufacturing Program. Studies in this area prepare you for entry-level employment in high-demand jobs such as general machinist, tool and die maker, mold maker, special machine builder, maintenance machinist, computer-aided manufacturing technician, computer numerical control (CNC) operator or programmer, set-up specialist, industrial sales, and supervision.

While in the program, you will learn about computer-controlled production machines including a variety of machine tools running on CNC-programmed instructions. Master your programming skills using actual CNC equipment, and choose to specialize in computer-aided manufacturing or traditional machine tool processes.

In addition to the technical background needed for this highly skilled trade, you may decide to take additional courses in liberal arts and the sciences to broaden your academic background and prepare for a supervisory position. Upon graduation, you will have the skills, knowledge, and experience to enter the third year of a four-year tool and die apprenticeship.

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Program Highlights

Prepare for Immediate Employment

Associate of Applied Science

Vocational Certificate

Basic Certificate

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