Computer-Integrated Machining Technology

The computer-integrated machining technology curriculum is designed to prepare you for a career as a machining technician by teaching you skills in the theory and safe use of hand tools, power machinery, computerized equipment, and sophisticated precision inspection instruments.

What You Will Learn

You will learn to interpret blueprints, to set up manual and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines, to perform basic and advanced machining operations, and to make decisions to ensure that work quality is maintained. The computer-integrated machining program also provides you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills in CNC programming, and gain a broader knowledge in CNC graphics programming. All projects are performed on full-scale equipment used in local industry.

Learn more about the computer-integrated machining program in this video.

Jobs for machining technicians exist in manufacturing industries, public institutions, governmental agencies, and in a wide range of specialty machining job shops. 

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Why Choose Central Piedmont

Our classrooms and labs are home to the industry's latest equipment and software, as well as quality instructors who bring real-world experience into the classroom. This powerful combination of traditional teaching and hands-on learning prepares our students a job in today's workforce.

The computer-integrated machining technology program has achieved National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level 1 accreditation now through 2024.  

Real World Education

At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning  — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.


Central Piedmont provides apprenticeship educational support for local business partners. With third-party partners like Apprenticeship 2000, you have the opportunity to:

  • gain 6400 hours of learning manufacturing skills
  • gain 1600 hours of college education
  • earn while learning
  • get free college and a paycheck
  • earn a Journeyman Certificate by the NC and U.S. Department of Labor (Commerce)
  • experience dual training - academics in college/hands on at company
  • earn a scholarship for additional college for a bachelor of arts (differences per company)
  • secure guaranteed employment after graduation

High school students should contact their Career & Technical Education (CTE) counselor. All others, for more information about apprenticeships, email Jennifer Herndon or call 704-330-2722, ext. 3156.

Computer-Integrated Machining Technician Careers and Average Salary

Employment opportunities for machining technicians exist in manufacturing industries, public institutions, and governmental agencies and in a wide range of specialty machining job shops. Visit Central Piedmont’s Career Coach for detailed computer-integrated machining career opportunities, salary information, and job openings.

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