Portland Community College Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Machine Manufacturing Technology

Program Overview

Machine Manufacturing production lab

The Machine Manufacturing Technology program at Portland Community College provides affordable, accessible, quality education on the Sylvania Campus. Students prepare for job-entry-level employment as Machine Operators, Manual Machinists, CNC Machinists, Maintenance Machinists, Mechanical Inspectors, and Computer Assisted Machining Programmers. They do so in an atmosphere, which encourages the full realization of each individual’s potential and development of skills and professional integrity.

The program provides students access to skill development by focusing entirely on meeting the needs of industry for entry-level machinists. Each operational area of machine manufacturing or related areas is reduced to "skill sets" through modules designed to be offered via multi-media, written materials, video, hands on shop experiences, and interactions with instructors.

The program is offered through credits that can be applied toward a certificate or degree program. It is designed so you or an organization can tailor a program to fit specific needs (take as few or as many courses as you want) and has the following characteristics:

Learn at your own speed.
Select your own schedule, days or evenings.
Tailor-made programs to fit your specific needs.
College Credit:
May be applied towards a degree.