Machining Technology is a career with a bright future. The machining profession is the backbone of industry. Every product and every production line requires precision parts produced by skilled craftsmen.
Since the skills are essential to every industry, the jobs are plentiful and the pay scale is excellent. Jobs are available locally and nationwide. Graduates of the CCCC program are recruited by local and regional industries.
Most students are hired before graduation day. Entry level wages top $28,000 annually and with experience comes rapid advancement. Within five years graduates are making between $40,000 to $56,000 annually.
Major industries, public institutions, government agencies, and specialty machine shops hire CCCC Machining graduates. They are well-prepared for the workforce with skills that include a broad knowledge in machining theory, safety issues, computerized equipment and precision inspection instruments.
The CCCC Machining Technologies curriculums have flourished because of the instructional reputation of the program. An experienced faculty uses innovative teaching methods supported by state-of-the-art equipment. Hands-on class projects help students understand the application of their classroom studies.
The Machining Technology Programs at CCCC include modern shop spaces equipped with state-of-the-art machinery. Shops are located on both the Harnett and Lee County Campuses.
Students learn basic machining skills and introductory computer numerical control (CNC). Early in the program students learn the fundamentals and theory of machining, tool, die and mold making. Later the instructional program emphasizes both the building of production tools and the operation of automated equipment. Throughout the program students utilize computer-aided drafting and manufacturing practices. Related course work includes blueprint reading, mathematics, computer-aided drafting and quality assurance theory.
The college offers a two-year Associate in Applied Science Degree in Tool, Die and Mold Making along with diploma and certificate programs in Machining Technology.