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MCH – Machine Manufacturing Technology Instructor Qualifications

MCH Instructor Requirements

Minimum qualifications

Education: Associates of Applied Science or equivalent degree in Machine Manufacturing Technology or a related field. Degree must be from an accredited institution.


Completion of a formal training program in machining such as 4-year Journeyman Apprenticeship or 2 or more-year Technical Trade School in machining.


Experience: Five years’ relevant industry experience using any four (4) of the following basic machine tools: 1) sawing machines, 2) turning machines, 3) milling machines, 4) drilling machines, 5) grinding machines, and/or 6) Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines (turning center machines and machining center machines) required. Applicants who have taught in secondary or postsecondary assignments may substitute teaching experience for recent industry experience (1.5 years teaching for 1 year of industry experience).

Related Instruction

In addition to the requirements above, for courses in which related instruction is embedded, faculty must have:

  • For Computation in MCH 120 and 280: College-level algebra on college transcript
  • For Computation in MCH 130 and 272: College-level trigonometry on college transcript
  • For Communication in MCH 130, 272 and 280: Supervisory experience (documented)

Approved: August 2017

MCH Instructor Qualifications prior to August 2017