Computer-Integrated Machining

Do you like working with computers? Are you good at running software, using formulas in excel, or shortcuts in word? Then you may want to consider computer-integrated machining. The computer-integrated machining curriculum at Rowan-Cabarrus provides classroom and hands-on learning. Students will gain the analytical, creative and innovative skills necessary to take a production idea from an initial concept through design, development and production, resulting in a finished product.

Coursework can include manual machining, computer applications, engineering design, computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided machining (CAM), blueprint interpretation, advanced computerized numeric control (CNC) equipment, basic and advanced machining operations, precision measurement and high-speed multi-axis machining.

Graduates should qualify for employment as machining technicians in high-tech manufacturing, rapid-prototyping and rapid-manufacturing industries, specialty machine shops, fabrication industries, and high-tech or emerging industries such as aerospace, aviation, medical, and renewable energy, and to sit for machining certification examinations.

Program Chair
Brandon Hoffner

Brandon Hoffner


North Campus

Long ago, working in manufacturing meant learning one or two specific roles, following orders and never changing procedures, and paying little attention to production and safety procedures. Today, manufacturers need workers who either have a technical skill set or possess trade-based skills that machines cannot adequately perform.

As of April 2017, the average salary is $68,991 in the U.S.

Graduates could work in small job shops, large manufactures, public institutions, and governmental agencies.

I learned great skills on up-to-date equipment during my time at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. David Ortiz


Thank you Rowan-Cabarrus. It was a great learning experience. Caleb Young