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Computer Integrated Machining

CIM Shop

Program Overview

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Computer Integrated Machining program, offered at the Regional Aviation & Technical Training Center in Currituck, will teach you the theory and safe use of hand tools, power machinery, computerized equipment and sophisticated precision inspection instruments.

Computer Numerical Control Machining

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Degree and Certificate Options

  • Computer Integrated Machining — Diploma
  • Integrated Machining — Certificate I
  • Computer Integrated Machining — Certificate II
  • Computer Integrated Machining — Advanced Certificate

What You’ll Study

You’ll learn how to interpret blueprints; set up manual and computer numerical control (CNC) machines; perform basic and advanced machining operations; and make decisions to ensure work quality.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, you’ll:

  1. Demonstrate the safe use of hand tools, power machinery, and other equipment and tools relevant to metals manufacturing by producing assigned projects that require specific machining skills
  2. Make decisions that demonstrate knowledge of precision measuring tools by performing quality control inspection procedures on projects
  3. Program computer numerical machine tools to produce accurate and functional machine parts
  4. Demonstrate how to visualize and interpret technical drawings to include line types, orthographic projections, dimensions, and notes


Employment opportunities for machining technicians include manufacturing industries, public institutions, government agencies and a wide range of specialty machining shops.

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