Integrated Machining Technology

The New Standard

A specialized third-year advanced manufacturing program conducted in a high precision CNC manufacturing cell equipped with industry relevant technology.

Your Future Now!

Integrated Machining Technology (IMT) Program 50-axis machineThere is no better way to master a skill set than by getting real world experience with the latest technology. Supported by a faculty with extensive manufacturing experience, the Integrated Machining Technology (IMT) Program at the Gene Haas Center is a unique program specifically designed to prepare students for a career in high precision manufacturing.

This fast-paced program provides instruction and training that combines the best of classroom and lab experiences. The curriculum was developed in cooperation with partners to ensure that instruction is aligned with industry needs. Students work in an advanced machining flow-cell so they receive fully integrated training that meets the needs of today’s industries. This flow cell approach is the first of its kind in the United States and provides students with an exclusive opportunity. The program, a partnership between The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research and Danville Community College, is a new standard in the preparation of students for the demands of advanced manufacturing companies.

Students grow their knowledge and confidence as they work in a state-of-the-art CNC learning environment on a wide range of group and individual projects. Backed by the support of leading manufacturers, our curriculum mirrors the proven concepts of lean manufacturing and six sigma. With these skills, students will be fully prepared for a career in advanced manufacturing. Along with the precision machining training, they will gain leadership strengths, a broader understanding of a precision manufacturing environment, and knowledge of basic economic principles. The combination of these capabilities and expertise is highly desired by advanced manufacturing companies across the globe.

IMT Program Overview

Award: Associate of Applied Science

Program Length: 7 months

Disciplines Included:

  • Lean and Six Sigma
  • Industrial Leadership and Career Development
  • Manufacturing Economics
  • Advanced CAM modeling and simulation
  • Advanced Tooling Applications
  • 5-axis milling
  • Macro programming using Probes
  • 3-axis turning
  • CNC EDM machining (wire and sinker)
  • CNC grinding (surface, ID and OD)
  • Advanced CMM programming and operation
  • Precision Machining Flow Cell set-up
  • Live Flow Cell

Degrees Offered:

  • Integrated Machining Technology AAS
  • CNC Flow Cell Machining CSC

Program Requirements: 

Students must complete a total of 65 credits to receive the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Integrated Machining Technology. Students must complete a total of 26 credits to receive the Career Studies Certificate in CNC Flow Cell Machining.

Program Integration:

25% of courses are shared in the Precision Machining & IMT programs. Also, IMT students will simultaneously complete the CNC Flow Cell Machining CSC.

Admission Requirements:

All students must have completed a two year precision machining program or have equivalent work experience. This will be evaluated on a case by case basis by the instructors.

All students must have a high school diploma or GED and must have completed MAC 223 or equivalent and MAC 127 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or higher.

Program Objectives

This program will prepare students to succeed in a high performance precision machining flow cell environment. Students will develop the necessary skills to act as a high performance team member in an advanced precision manufacturing environment and cultivate the knowledge required of an entry level engineering technician or CNC programmer. The concepts of Lean and Six Sigma will be learned and applied throughout the curriculum. Students will also gain an understanding of basic economic principles and their impact in regard to manufacturing.

Students will be exposed to a wide range of high performance machine tools including, but not limited to, 5 axis mills, 3 axis lathes, CNC ID, OD, surface grinders and EDM. Students will also learn the ancillary processes associated with machining in a high precision environment. These concepts and technical skills will be evaluated by a live production run in a machining flow cell at the conclusion of the program.

After graduation, students typically seek employment as:

  • Machining Specialists
  • Engineering Technicians
  • Dimensional Metrology Inspectors
  • CNC Programmers

Program Information

Minimum credits: 67

Length: 2 years

Career opportunities:

  • CNC Programmer: $48,990 Job growth: 19% from 2014-2024
  • Machinists, Tool & Die Makers: $43,160 Job growth: 6%
  • *Median salaries nationwide as of 2015. Source:

Division: Workforce Services (HAAS Center)

Contact: 434.766.6607

Program Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Act as high performance team members and cultivate the knowledge required of mid-level machinists or entry-level managers.
  2. Apply concepts of Lean and Six Sigma.
  3. Understand basic economic principles as they apply to industry and the impact of those principles on manufacturing.
  4. Operate a wide range of high performance machine tools including 5-axis mills, 3-axis lathes, computer numerical control (CNC) inner diameter and outer diameter surface grinders, and electrical discharge machining.
  5. Learn ancillary processes associated with machining in a high-precision environment.

Course Sequence

  Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
General Education
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3 3
HUM 165 Controversial Issues 3 0 3 3
ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3 0 3 3
MTH 111 Basic Technical Mathematics 3 0 3 3
HLT 106 First Aid and Safety 2 0 2 2
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1 1
Total 15 0 15 15
Technical Foundation
CAD 120 Introduction to Graphic Representation 2 3 5 3
ITE 116 Survey of Computer Software Applications 2 0 2 2
MAC 128 CNC Programming 3 0 3 3
MAC 150 Intro to Computer-Aided Manufacturing 2 2 4 3
ENG 131 Technical Report Writing I 3 0 3 3
MAC 134 CMM Operation and Programming 1 2 3 2
MAC 255 Intro to Supply Chain Strategies for Industry 1 6 7 3
IND 123 Intro to Lean and Six Sigma 1 0 1 1
IND 138 Industrial Leadership & Career Development 1 0 1 1
Total 16 13 29 21  
Content Skills and Knowledge
MAC 108 CNC Grinding 1 3 4 2
MAC 130 CNC EDM Machining 1 2 3 2
MAC 253 Advanced CMM Operation & Programming 1 6 7 3
MAC 251 Advanced CAM Modeling & Simulation 2 3 5 3
MAC 256 Multi-Axis Machine Tool Set-Up, Programming & Operation 1 6 7 3
MAC 224 Advanced Tooling Applications 2 3 5 3
MAC 258 Tool Inspection, Validation, & Presetting 1 3 4 2
MAC 254 Flow Cell IT Integration 1 3 4 2
BUS 134 Manufacturing Economics 1 0 1 1
MAC 257 Topics in Capstone: Precision Machining Flow Cell 1 9 10 4
Internship       6
Total 12 38 50 31

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