Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Learn to use computers in machining, manufacturing, robotics, automation and design.

Update, upgrade and formalize your skill set: An AAS degree can be a stepping stone for advancement.

Extensive lab facilities: You’ll work in one of the largest lab set-ups in the region.


Are you a problem solver? The CIM program is geared for you. At STLCC you’ll apply what you’ve learned in order to problem solve. This is the keystone of our program, and an institutional philosophy.

State-of-the-art lab: We invite you to come see our facilities which are the largest, most extensive set of machinery of any school in the state. At STLCC  you learn on the equipment used in the industry.

Master the production skills necessary for future career success. Our graduates know how to translate engineering concepts into specific detailed plans, and how to communicate those plans to other people and departments in any manufacturing organization.

Small class size and a focus on hand-on activity.

Two-year program to get you into the job market without delay.

Wide range of electives: This gives you the opportunity to choose the type of manufacturing environment you want to focus on when you graduate.

Faculty: STLCC is a longtime leader in the field of engineering technology, and you’ll learn from seasoned professionals. All of our instructors worked in the industry and bring that experience to the classroom.

Stackable: if you’ve earned a certificate of specialization in these programs, your credits can apply towards your CIM degree:

Convenience: Our schedule allows for full-time day students as well as part-time evening students.

More than one million students have attended STLCC. It’s the largest institute of higher education in the region, and the second largest in Missouri.

To find out if STLCC is right for you, we invite you to visit. You can meet with one of our faculty members, tour the campus, and get answers to questions. Click Here


An estimated 2.7 million U.S. manufacturing employees – or nearly a quarter of the total – are 55 or older and will be retiring the not-too-distant future. Additionally, more technicians will be needed as companies begin “on-shoring” manufacturing operations in the future. As a result, industry analysts predict solid job growth.

  • Robotics and Automation Technicians
  • CNC Programmers
  • Production Technicians
  • Quality Technicians
  • Machinist
  • Equipment Development
  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
  • CAD Technician (Computer-Aided Design)
  • Aerospace sub-suppliers
  • Manufacturers (Quality, Technical Graphics and other areas)
  • Industrial Automation
  • Facilities Maintenance
  • Production Operations
  • Product Design
  • Metal Fabrication

Job Resources


STLCC provides a top quality education at a much more affordable cost than for-profit institutions.

    • St. Louis Community College provides a comprehensive financial aid program funded by federal, state and private agencies. READ MORE
    • STLCC provides a Net Price Calculator to help students estimate costs. READ MORE
    • For information on STLCC Scholarships READ MORE
    • For more information on expenses incurred as part of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, please contact the program coordinator.


Carl Fischer, B.S.
Program Coordinator
Phone: 314-513-4322


At STLCC when you earn one of these related Certificates of Specialization (CS), the credits apply toward your Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Computer Integrated Manufacturing.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing (AAS) - 64 Credits

Career General Education
ENG 101 College Composition I 3
COM 101 Oral Communication I 3
MTH 140 Intermediate Algebra (or higher) 1 3
XXX xxx Missouri State Elective 3
XXX xxx Social Science Elective 3
XXX xxx Life or Physical Science elective 3
Physical Education Activity
Select 2 credit hours 2
Program Requirements
GE 131 Engineering Technology Orientation 1
EGR 100 Engineering Drawing 2-3
or ME 154 Mechanical Blueprint Reading
EGR 133 Introduction to AutoCAD I 2
GE 101 Technical Computer Applications 3
or GE 121 Principles of Engineering
ME 133 Production Control 3
ME 151 Manufacturing Processes I 3
or ME 120 Manual Machining I
ME 152 Manufacturing Processes II 3
or ME 212 Introduction to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining
ME 249 Materials and Metallurgy 3
QC 212 Quality Tools for Advanced Manufacturing 3
GE 240 Product Design and Fabrication 4
3-D CAD Requirement
Select one of the following: 2-4
Introduction to Engineering Design
Introduction to 3-D Solid Modeling for Design
Computer Solids Modeling
Solid Modeling with Unigraphics
Fundamentals Course
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Robotics
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Introduction to Aerospace Engineering
Select 11 credit hours of the following elective areas: 11
Total Credit Hours 63-66
Except MTH 165 and MTH 166

Please note: Credits earned in STLCC’s Engineering Technology AAS, CS and CP programs generally do not transfer to engineering bachelor degree programs. If your career goal is to be an engineer, please consider STLCC’s Engineering Science AS degree. Credits earned as part of STLCC’s Engineering Science AS degree transfer to universities nationwide, and provide a strong foundation for future study in a variety of engineering disciplines a fraction of the cost of a public university.

We invite you to meet with an STLCC advisor for one-on-one help in planning your pathway to this rewarding career. Click Here

Related Programs
Computer Aided Design – CS
Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) – CS
Maintenance Mechanic – CS
Mechanical Engineering Technology – AAS
Precision Machining Technology – CS
Skilled Trades Industrial Occupations Technology – AAS CP

divider-additional-informationSTLCC’s Engineering Advisory Board brings together top industry professionals. Members serve for two year terms, and STLCC’S faculty works hand-in-hand with this elite group to evaluate and update our curriculum, stay up-to-date on the latest innovations, and promote networking.

Responding to the needs of the local market: STLCC’s Emerson Center for Engineering and Manufacturing was created to develop a skilled workforce for the region’s engineering and manufacturing sector.  If your business has workforce needs that are not met by our credit course offerings, please contact us to discuss additional options:



The Computer Integrated Manufacturing program is offered at our Florissant Valley campus. However, for added convenience, students may take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses, our five education centers, and online.


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