machining student works on milling machine, leaning over looking closely and wearing goggles


Ben Lock
Bacon (Building 20), room 130
919-536-7200, ext. 2803

Plan of Study

(Courses by Semester)
* This program is financial aid eligible.

Computer-Integrated Machining - Diploma

Short Term

The Computer-Integrated Machining curriculum prepares students with 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 may 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.
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Spring Application Deadline is Jan 02

Estimated Tuition & Fees


Degree Type



Main Campus

Credit Hours


First-Semester Courses

Course Number Title Credit Hours
DFT-119 Basic CAD 2
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
MAC-121 Introduction to CNC 2
MAC-131 Blueprint Reading-Machining I 2
MAC-141 Machining Applications I 4
MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3

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“The machining program is really fun. It can be hard, but I like the challenge and this is a great field to be in. The instructors at Durham Tech do more than teach, they really care about the students.”

—Hannah Ephraim