Industrial Machine Technology (CNC)
  • Certificate of Applied Science (CAS)
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

The Industrial Machine Technology curriculum was developed with input from local and regional manufacturing businesses to ensure students are gaining the knowledge and skills that are in demand by industry.

FVCC’s Industrial Machine Technology program offers a one-semester Certificate, a two-semester Certificate of Applied Science and a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree. Through hands-on experience and classroom lectures, students learn to operate and program manual and computerized mills and lathes using a variety of materials and the latest software.

The Industrial Machine Technology program provides instruction in the theory and operation of mills and lathes, both manual and CNC, other tools related to the machinist trade, and associated programming.


  • Students have the opportunity to earn National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials while enrolled in FVCC’s Industrial Machine Technology program.
  • In Montana, employment of CNC machinists is projected to increase by 44% between 2010 and 2020. Both state and national projected employment growth exceeds the rate of overall projected employment growth.
  • The annual median wage for a machinist working in Montana is $43,200, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Attributes of Successful Industrial Machine Technologists

  • Detail oriented and precision driven
  • Solid math, mechanical and technical skills
  • Enjoy troubleshooting and solving problems
  • Team player

Want to learn more about our online options?

Many of the courses in this program are available as online hybrid courses (meaning they have both an online and hands-on lab component). With our online options, you can:

  • Fit courses into your schedule
  • Learn online from anywhere
  • Attend online sections anytime, 24-7


William Richards, Academic Advisor

OT 204

(406) 756-4862

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