CNC (Computer Numerical Control)/Manufacturing Productivity Systems

Program Information

Program Code: 
Degree Type: 
Associate in Applied Science
Year Established: 
Industrial Technology -

These programs are designed for students interested in adapting ideas to working models or generally refining an engineer’s concepts.

Through hands-on experience, the student acquires skills that are essential in industrial processes, blueprint reading, layout and inspection. Most students work part-time in their fields of endeavor while completing their degree requirements.

All of these programs strongly emphasize the safe and skillful use of tool-room machines. Core courses are individualized to fit the student’s personal goals.

Career Opportunities: 
  • Automation and Control Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Quality Controller
  • CNC Programmer
  • Laboratory Technician
  • CNC Set-Up Technician
  • Tool Analyst
  • Pre-production Planner
  • Plastic R & D Technician
  • Machine/Toolmaker
  • Sales & Service Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Test Technician
Registry / Certification / Licensure Exam Information: 

Optional HAAS Technical Education Council Level 1 and 2 Certification.

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFCC.   Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFCC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFCC.  Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFCC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612,, Learning Resource Center).  Some of the institutions students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to include:

  • Davenport University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Ferris State University
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Siena Heights University
  • University of Michigan - Dearborn

Program Requirements

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
65 (Including Options/Electives)

Required Support Courses

Complete 6 credit hours from the following courses:
AUTO 101, DRAF 120, DRAF 130, ELEC 103, ELEC 106,
ELEC 120 and/or MPS 160.
Complete one of the following MATH options:
Complete one of the following MATH courses:
MATH 175, MATH 180, MATH 183, MATH 280,
MATH 283, MATH 286, MATH 289, or MATH 293.

Degree-Specific Requirements

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Applied Science Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

General Education

General Education: 

Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses for the, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Applied Science degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education requirements when applicable.

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.