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Machine Tool Technology

Machine Tool Technology

Associate in Science and Certificates of Achievement

The Machine Tool Technology program prepares students for employment in machine shops, tool rooms, and instrument and experimental laboratories and provides upgrade opportunities for employed industrial personnel. Students gain proficiency in the setup and operation of drilling machines, lathes, mills, grinders, electrical discharge machines, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) lathes, CNC milling machines, and computer aided manufacturing systems.

Competencies will be assessed regularly in accordance with skill standards established by the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS). Students completing the program may enter industry as an advanced apprentice machinist or machine operator and anticipate advancement to machinist, tool and die maker, experimental machinist, or numerical control programmer.


CNC Machine Programmers
Starting at $35,982   Experienced at $77,200

Starting at $21,195   Experienced at $61,452