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Apply to Machine Manufacturing

This program accepts 20 new students three times a year. The Machine Manufacturing program has very specific requirements in regards to tools, scheduling, and time commitment. To begin the program, you’ll attend an information session and join a waitlist. After receiving department permission, you’ll be able to register for classes in MyPCC.

Questions? Attend an information session or talk with a program advisor.

How to apply

  1. Apply to PCC

    Applying to PCC is free and only takes a few minutes. Complete this step as soon as possible so you can start using PCC resources. On the application, choose one of the Machine Manufacturing Technology programs (you can change this later, if needed).
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  2. Recommended timeline
    Term you want to start Attend info session by…
    Fall term August
    Winter term December
    Spring term March
    Take prerequisites

    Meet these prerequisites by taking a placement test, or by completing the course at PCC or another college. If you completed these courses at another college, submit official transcripts to Student Records before joining the Machine Manufacturing waitlist. You can apply to the program while these courses are in progress.

    • WR 90 or placement into higher
    • RD 90 or placement into higher
    • MTH 60 or placement into higher
    • ESOL students: Level 8 Reading and Writing, or Level 7 Communication
  3. Attend an information session

    Sign up for an information session at least one term in advance of when you want to start the program. This information session is required before being offered a spot in the program. At the session, we’ll go over the tools and time commitment for this program. If there is availability and you’ve met the prerequisites, you can join the program waitlist.

After the information session

After your info session, you’ll be notified though MyPCC email of your status. Watch your MyPCC email: you will have a short time to respond to this email and confirm your interest in the program. After confirming interest, you will meet with the program advisor to register for classes.

Applicants are added to the waitlist in the order received. If the program fills up, we identify 3-5 alternates as backups. Alternates who are not admitted will be at the top of the list for the next enrollment term.

Your prerequisite information will be verified with Student Records. Applications that do not meet the prerequisites will not be offered a spot in the program. Students can submit a new application when the prerequisites are met.