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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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Industrial Machine Technology, CAS

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The Industrial Machine Technology program provides instruction in the theory and operation of manual mills and lathes and other tools related to the machinist trade.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to

  • Apply quantitative skills in conjunction with trade handbook information to solve problems;
  • Communicate effectively during the problem solving process;
  • Use tools and equipment to form and machine various materials in a manufacturing laboratory environment;
  • Describe precision measurement and quality control procedures;
  • Use various precision measuring tools including a coordinate measuring machine; and
  • Demonstrate advanced techniques that are used on manual mills and lathes.

Required Courses

First Year

First Semester Total: 18

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.

Second Semester Total: 14

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description. 

CAS Total Credits: 32

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed.  Check  course description.

Suggested Course Offering:

Students receiving financial aid or veteran’s benefits should check with the Financial Aid Office before registering for recommended courses.

Admission Guidelines

Proof of a score of 55 (Level 1) or higher in Intro/Beginning Algebra on the FVCC Math Placement, OR an official copy of a transcript proving “C-” or better in M065, its equivalent, or a higher math course. For more information visit https://www.fvcc.edu/student-support/placement-testing/.

Program Information

  • An internship is optional for this program. Students must apply for internship placements the prior semester. For more information, contact Cathy Allard, Career Advisor, at (406) 756-3803 or callard@fvcc.edu.

Opportunities after Graduation

  • Machinists work in machinery and machine tool manufacturing, small arms manufacturing, and machine shops. Growth in the manufacturing industry and the need to replace an aging workforce is expected to provide opportunities for graduates.

Advising Information:

For more information about this program, contact the advisor.

Academic Advisor
Laurie Berg
OT 131
(406) 756-4862


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