Machine Technology

Information on the alignment requirements for the Machine Technology Program

CIP Code: 48.0501
CIP Name: Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Definition: A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to plan, manufacture, assemble, test, and repair parts, mechanisms, machines, and structures in which materials are cast, formed, shaped, molded, heat treated, cut, twisted, pressed, fused, stamped or worked.

Approval Status

The Machine Technology Alignment was approved by the Kansas Board of Regents on October 20, 2010.  Colleges are granted one year from the approval date to implement the alignment.

State Business and Industry Committee recommendation

The Business and Industry Committee endorsed the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentialing system for Machine Technology programs.

Alignment Map:

Click here (pdf)

Common Courses  (17-25 credit hours)
Common Courses serve as potential articulation and transfer of coursework between secondary and postsecondary partners.   These courses shall have the same title, credit hour allocation, and competencies.  Institutions may add additional competencies based on local demand.  The sequencing of common courses is determined by the institution.

Safety (OSHA 10 or 30) 1 to 3 credit hours (pdf)
Workplace Ethics 2 to 3 credit hours (pdf)
Print Reading 2 to 3 credit hours (pdf)
Quality Control & Inspection 1 credit hour (pdf)
Metallurgy 1 credit hour (pdf)
CNC Operations 3 credit hours (pdf)

Additional Common Courses – Choose from Track I or Track II

Track I

Bench Work 1 credit hour (pdf)
Machine Tool Processes 1 credit hour (pdf)
Machining I 3 credit hours (pdf)
Machining II 3 credit hours (pdf)

Track II:

CNC Milling I 3 credit hours (pdf)
CNC Lathe 3 credit hours (pdf)

To learn where this program is available in Kansas, visit the Kansas Career Technical Education Program Search.