Manufacturing/Machinist Technology AAAS


Train to enter the workforce as a Manufacturing or Machining Technician. Master foundational manufacturing skills while also learning specialist technologies and developing communication, human relations and problem solving skills.

Completion Award
Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences
Length of Study
96 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
On Campus
Tuition & Fees

College Tuition & Fees

Per Quarter 
WA-Resident Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
1 credit $152.13 $166.72 $243.46  $330.00
5 credits $624.65 $697.60 $1,081.30  $1,514.00
12 credits (full-time) $1,331.78 $1,523.22 $2,252.72  $3,124.98
15 credits  $1,493.30 $1,687.05 $2,425.70 $3,308.25

*Amounts above are estimated tuition & fee costs and do not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs.
¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Program Fees
Approximately $300 per quarter

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

  1. Perform entry-level tasks as a machinist; program basic machine tools to perform routine machining functions
  2. Use mathematics skills to solve basic manufacturing problems
  3. Safely set-up mills and turning tools making tool length and work piece offsets
  4. Apply teamwork, inspection and SPC to manufacturing problems
  5. Utilize properties of materials and establish correct speed of tool rotation and feed rate of forward motion
  6. Interpret mechanical blueprints
  7. Use current software for computer assisted machining

Careers & Opportunities

The demand in the manufacturing sector is excellent for individuals with good math, communication and problem solving skills. With more and more manufacturing occurring in the Puget Sound Region, the demand for machinists should continue to grow. Graduates are hired as entry level machining technicians.

Potential employers include: large and small manufacturing firms in the Puget Sound Region including aerospace, plastics, molding and general manufacturing working as machining technicians and programmers.

Get Started

This option is open to everyone. There are no eligibility requirements to start this program.

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