Engineering Technologist-Manufacturing (APETEC)

Associate in Applied Science

This program has been replaced by Advanced Manufacturing (CNC) - Machine Tool Setup, Operation and Programming (APMTOP). Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2025 semester.

If you have questions about this program please contact a program advisor or contact a general student advisor.

Academic Requirements

Students in this program will demonstrate proficiency in the operation of various types of automated design/machine tool equipment. Competencies in design, programming, and materials and machine processing will be developed. In addition, students will hone skills in the manufacturing and troubleshooting of mechanical parts and the setup and operations of advanced manufacturing systems. Students will apply problem-solving skills learned in the program to create innovative solutions for real-word manufacturing challenges in preparation for entry-level Engineering Technologist or Technician positions.


College level reading and writing levels of 6 and math level 4 are required.

Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Advanced Manufacturing
Thomas Penird
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
First Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
MEC 100   Materials and Processes 3
MEC 101   Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing 2
NCT 101   Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - I 2
NCT 110   Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - II 2
ROB 101   Robotics I - I 2
Total 13
Second Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
COM 101   Fundamentals of Speaking 3
MTH 178   General Trigonometry* 3
NCT 120   Introduction to 2D CAD CAM Programming and Applications 2
NCT 121   Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation 4
Total 16
Third Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
ART 150   Monuments and Cultures 3
NCT 123   2D CAD CAM CNC Programming for Mills and Lathes 2
NCT 221   Advanced Manual Programming and NC Tool Operation 4
PHY 111   General Physics I 4
Total 13
Fourth Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
ECO 110   Introduction to Economics 3
NCT 255   Probes, Macros and Conversational Programming for CNC 4
NCT 259   MasterCam 2D and 3D CAM CNC Programming for Mills 4
Total 11
Fifth Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
ENG 107   Technical Writing Fundamentals 3
NCT 269   4 and 5 Axis Machining for the CNC Vertical Mills 4
Total 11



Total Credits Required


*MTH 178 requires academic math level 5.
**Students may elect to take optional courses to meet MTA. Please refer to the WCC MTA Transfer Agreement web page for more information.