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Precision Machining Technologies

This two-year program is designed to help students acquire and develop skills necessary to work in the manufacturing industry. The course integrates theory and practical applications in a fully equipped machine shop facility. Students study machining processes and procedures, properties of metals, blueprint reading, applied math, inspection techniques, computer-aided manufacturing utilizing MasterCAM software, and the operation of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines. The CNC equipment includes vertical and horizontal machining centers as well as CNC lathes with live tooling.  When appropriate, students may be assigned to a cooperative work station in industry.

To earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree, the student must complete all requirements for the certificate program plus 20 credits of General Education.  Transfer credit from other institutions will be considered upon validate of transcript and course work.  Students holding a recent Certificate of Completion from RTC should contact the Registrar for degree options.

This program articulates with Tech Prep programs through the South King County Tech Prep Consortium.

Program Options:

  • Certificate of Completion
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree

Other Program Info:


Henry Hatem
425-235-2352 x2043

Program Length:

  • 8 quarters
  • 140 credits
  • Monday-Friday,
     8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Estimated Costs:

  • Tuition $14,250.00
  • Supplies $1,430.00 


  • Students may enter at the beginning of fall or winter quarter.
  • Enroll now for fall to participate in a FREE Machining and Math Essentials prep class this summer - starts July 1st! 

This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.  The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor.  The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. 

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