Machining Technologies - Associate in Applied Science

Automotive, Welding & Machining Pathway

92-98 Credits   |   8 Quarters

Pathway at a Glance

Work with leading-edge tools and equipment to solve problems and get creative across several growing trades. Auto technician, machinist, or welder—set a target on your career via our Automotive, Welding, and Machining Pathway.

Pathway Map (PDF)

Courses by Quarter
Quarter Plan: 
Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the Machining Technologies Program, the successful student will be able to:

  • Communicate with diverse audiences and in a variety of contexts, both orally and through writing, within the machining and manufacturing environment;
  • Identify, analyze, and synthesize relevant data and inputs within a machining and manufacturing environment and troubleshoot identified issues;
  • Select and safely operate appropriate tools, equipment, and software used in machining and manufacturing industries;
  • Demonstrate proficiency of quality control and process management systems utilized in machining and manufacturing; 
  • Accurately use precision measurement methods and interpret information presented in spreadsheets, graphs, charts, and blueprints; 
  • Identify and adapt to workplace, co-worker, and supervisor cultural differences to be an effective team member;
  • Demonstrate ethical, environmentally sustainable, and socially responsible work habits; and
  • Recognize how machining fits within the whole of a manufacturing project.


The SPSCC college-wide abilities are embedded into each program:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Think logically and critically
  • Evaluate and process quantitative and symbolic data
  • Understand themselves in relation to others in a multicultural world
  • Understand ethical responsibilities and consequences


Revision Date: 
Monday, March 29, 2021