Machine Technology (A.A.S.)

Associate of Applied Sciences (A.A.S.)

In the Life. Changing. Machine Technology Program at Indian Hills Community College, you will learn to read blueprints, program tooling systems on a CNC lathe or mill, master computer-aided drafting, strengthen your communication skills, and brush up on geometric tolerances. Whether you like getting in there to fix things yourself or you prefer designing the perfect die-cut solution on your  computer, we’ve got you covered.

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Total Cost: $17,978
Entry Term: All Terms
Length: 6 Terms or 18 Months

“If you want to get an education that will lead to a successful career, I recommend Indian Hills. The instructors believe in the mission of changing students’ lives and teaching what you need to know to grow in your future career.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • In-state tuition: $203 per credit hour
  • Out-of-state tuition: $255 per credit hour
  • Your total bill will be based on the number of credit hours for which you are enrolled. Some programs of study will require you to purchase a uniform, books, tools, or other items, and it is important to budget for these costs as well.
  • For more information on the Cost of Attendance, please visit our Financial Aid page.

Yes, we have five residence halls including apartment-style and traditional style dorms.

Indian Hills has articulation agreements and transfer plans with many four-year colleges and universities. However, not all credits are guaranteed to transfer because of differences in programs and requirements among various institutions. An Academic Advisor will also assist you in your future academic plans.

The first step in order to receive financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete and submit the FAFSA online. It is important to file the FAFSA as soon after October 1st as possible to ensure you receive priority processing.

Our school code is 008298.

Most degrees at Indian Hills can be completed in approximately 2 years depending on program and individual circumstances such as transfer credits and time away from school.

View detailed program requirements in our catalog.

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Marty Roberts

Marty Roberts
Instructor, Machine Technology

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Jeff Long

Jeff Long
Professor, Machine Technology

641.683.5111 x1763
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