Machine Tool Technology
The mission of the Machine Tool Technology Program is to provide required technical instruction and skill development for the student to become gainfully employed.
This course will provide you with a thorough understanding of the methods of machining and fabrication of metal into tools and parts. Each unit of study is approached by starting with the basic theory involved. You will receive actual experience with lathes, mills, and grinders, and the CNC/CAM equipment as well as, precision measuring instruments that work with it.
You will receive a high degree of individual instruction and learn the use of tools, special equipment, blueprints, metallurgy, measurement, layout and advanced mathematics required. Written and performance tests are given to record your progress. The instructor will provide you with a variety of work projects and live work orders.
If you qualify, you may spend part of your training day working part-time in a machine shop in the local area. You may be able to earn money, gain experience on the job, and learn in the actual work environment while enrolled at the Center.
- Bench Work
- Shop Math
- CNC Equipment
- Precision Measuring
- Milling Machines
- Basic Heat Treat
- CAD-CAM Software
- Elect. Discharge Machine
- Metal-Cutting Tools
Course Awards and Length
A certificate or diploma is awarded when you successfully complete specific units of study.
- Production Machine Operator- 432 hours
- Machine Set-Up Operator- 864 hours
- General Machinist - 1728 hours
- Machinist I - 2160 hours
- Complete TCAT-M Application
- Provide a high school diploma/transcript or GED transcript
- MMR and Varicella
- Personal Interview