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Navigate the Future of Production with Computer Integrated Manufacturing

The computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) associate in applied science (AAS) program is a flexible and fast-paced two-year course designed for both new students and working professionals. Through this program, you'll learn to translate engineering concepts into detailed manufacturing plans and communicate them effectively within an organization.

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What is Computer Integrated Manufacturing at St. Louis Community College? 

CIM utilizes advanced computer technology to oversee the entire production process, seamlessly integrating design, production and management to enhance efficiency and lower operational costs. This approach allows for real-time monitoring and adjustment of manufacturing activities, facilitating a more agile response to market demands and production challenges.

Depending on your elective choices, you will be prepared for work in various areas of the manufacturing enterprise, including:

  • Automation
  • Facilities maintenance
  • Production operations
  • Quality
  • Technical graphics
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What Can You Do with a Computer Integrated Manufacturing Degree? 

With an associate degree in CIM, you'll be prepared to excel in various roles, including manufacturing technician and production operator. You'll have the skills and knowledge to operate and maintain automated manufacturing systems, troubleshoot issues and ensure smooth and efficient production processes in a range of industries.

Your career path may include:

  • Working with systems integrators
  • Maintaining equipment in manufacturing plants
  • Designing and developing single systems
  • Managing production lines
  • Exploring other areas within manufacturing

AAS in Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Degree offered: Associate of applied science

Locations: Florissant Valley

Hours to complete: 63-66

Program contact name: Carl Fischer

Program contact email: cfischer@stlcc.edu

Tuition for district residents is $122 per credit hour for in-district students. Find out more about our straightforward and low-cost tuition structure.


"Going through the computer integrated manufacturing program at STLCC helped me to further understand the automation side of manufacturing. As machines become more complex with robotics and CNC capabilities, the CIM degree really gave me the knowledge to stay up with an ever-evolving field. The PMT program is a great start into the world of precision machining. You start with the basics of blueprint reading and correct measuring techniques, then apply those while learning the fundamentals of machining on manual mills and lathes. The semester-long program got me the start I needed to eventually work my way up to a Journeyman Machinist and earn my associate degree in computer integrated manufacturing."

Erica Thompson, 
Quality Assurance Technician 
Hydromat, Inc. 

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Why You Should Choose STLCC's Computer Integrated Manufacturing Program

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Graduate with Little or No Debt

We believe cost should never be a barrier to achieving your potential. Save over $4700 per year with tuition that's one-third lower than other local institutions. 

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Ramp Up High Wage Skills

STLCC offers career-focused programs for high-wage, high-skill and in-demand jobs. STLCC provides opportunities for college transfers, career development and workforce training.

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Build Skills You Need with Stackable Credentials

Stackable credentials help students level up career opportunities without investing a large amount of time and resources.

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Modern Facilities

STLCC offers the largest, most extensive set of industrial machinery and electronic test equipment of any school in the state. Students enrolled in this program learn on the equipment used in the industry.

Come as you are. See what you become.

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