Machine Tool Technology

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The Machine Tool Technology program is a state of the art program aimed at preparing people for entry into employment in machine shop work. Instruction includes shop math, machine shop theory, blueprint reading and sketching, use of hand tools and technical manuals, and the use precision measuring instruments. Instruction also includes the set up and operation of machine tools, use of hand tools, and related processes in the fabrication of articles and parts from metal. The development of skills and attitudes essential to successful employment is also included. Machine Tool Technology also includes setup and operations of computer controlled milling machines and lathes. Programming is taught on the machine tools and by the use of CAD -CAM computers.

Course Outline

  • Orientation and Safety
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Machine Tool Theory
  • Power Saws
  • Conventional Lathe
  • Conventional Mill
  • Surface Grinder
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Machine Tool Mathematics
  • Bench Work
  • CAD/CAM Software (Mastercam)
  • CNC Milling (HAAS)
  • CNC Turning (HAAS and Mazak)
  • CNC EDM Wire (Charmilles)
  • CNC EDM Sinker (Charmilles
  • Related Information


Award Type Approximate Hours
Production Machine Tender Certificate 432-864
Machine Setup Operator Certificate 864-1,296
Machinist I Diploma 1,728-2,160

Program Cost Sheet

SOC Code: 51-4041.00

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