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Work with high-tech equipment and take original concepts through the process of design, development and production.

Degree Options to Fit Your Career Goals:

  • Associate in Applied Sciences Degree
    Earn a valuable Computer-Integrated Machining Associate Degree in approximately two years.
  • Diploma
    Learn Computer-Integrated Machining basics with a one-year diploma program.
  • Certificate
    Take a semester of CIM-related courses to earn one of several certificate options.
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Learn more about Computer-Integrated Machining.


CIM students learn by doing.

Students receive hands-on training in the brand new Advanced Applied Technology Center at Alamance Community College. This state-of-the-art training facility mimics today’s clean, high-tech manufacturing facilities and helps students apply what they’ve learned in the classroom.

This program prepares students with the analytical, creative and innovative skills necessary to take a production idea from an initial concept through design, development and production. Graduates work with high-tech equipment to make everything from automobiles to medical devices.

Computer-Integrated Machining graduates earn $13-$18 hourly.

(Contingent on economy and geographic location)

What you'll learn

  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
  • Machining Applications
  • Turning and Milling
  • Parts Manufacturing
  • Quality Control

Jobs you'll qualify for

  • CNC Machinist
  • CNC Technician
  • Setup Technician
  • Machine Operators
  • Quality Control Technicians
  • Rapid-prototyping

Curriculum plans for all levels

We know everyone is starting this journey from different places. That's why each plan is outfitted with specific courses to help you achieve your goals in your own time-frame.


Take the deepest dive into Computer-Integrated Machining with a two-year Associate degree in Applied Sciences. Gain exposure in all areas of machining technology to prepare for a lucrative career in the industry.

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Are you interested in Computer-Integrated Machining but not sure you want to commit to a two-year degree program? Get a diploma in half the time by taking a variety of classes to help you gain all the skills needed to be successful.


Looking for a great value option? Learn all of the Computer-Integrated Machining basics in as little as one semester to become certified to begin employment as a machinist, operator or technician.

Join a group of skilled craftsmen who are moving the world forward with machining technology.

As the demand for machinists grows, most students will secure employment before they even graduate from ACC.

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