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Machine Tool Technology


Learn fundamental skills in machine shop operations, specializing in one of the concentrations listed below.

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AASMAC/MAC1

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options:  Begin a career in machine tool technology.

Academic Options:  While this program was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program Requirements 2019-2020

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* Select courses to fulfill C or G requirements.** A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Arts and Humanities Requirement
  Recommend HIS 101
Social and Behavioral Science Requirement
  Recommend: ARC 205
Subtotal 6

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
MAC 100 Introduction to Machine Tool 3
MAC 110 Manual Machine Shop 4
MAC 125 Inspection Quality Assurance 4
MAC 130 Machine Set-Up and Fixture Making 3
MAC 150 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Mill Programming I 4
MAC 155 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Mill Programming II 4
MAC 160 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Lathe Programming 4
MAC 257 Computer-Aided Machining (CAM) I 4
MAC 258 Computer-Aided Machining (CAM) II 4
MAC 259 Computer-Aided Machining (CAM) III 4
MAC 275 Applied Metallurgy 4
Subtotal 42

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CAD 117 Print Reading with CAD for Manufacturing 4
CAD 172 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
GTM 105 Applied Technical Mathematics 3
GTW 101 Writing for Trades and Technical Occupations 3
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
Subtotal 14
Total 62

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Communication Requirement - GTW 101; Mathematics and Science - GTM 105; Other Requirement - MAC 275

** Special Requirements - The C or G requirement should be fulfilled by completing an appropriate course in this section