Machine Tool Technology
Program Description, Mission, and Objectives
The Machine Tool Technology Program is designed to prepare students for gainful employment in the area of precision machining. The course objectives include learning safe work habits, metallurgy, precision measurement as well as the set up and operation of machine tools that cut and shape metal. Lathes, milling machines, drill presses, saws, grinders and computer numerical control machinery are some of the equipment used in the machine tool technology curriculum.
The program not only strives to produce a graduate with employable skills, but a well-rounded individual.
Machine Tool Technology graduates my become employed as a Machinist, Tool & Die Maker, Instrument Maker, CNC Programmer, CNC Operator, Process Engineer or Machine Tool Salesman.
Additional information is available through the Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Successful Machinists are mechanically inclined; work independently; produce detailed, accurate work; possess above average mathematical skills; and are familiar with the operations of various machine tools.
Earnings for Machinists as reported by the 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook are as follows:
- The median hourly earnings are $17.41
- The middle 50 percent earn between $13.66 and $21.85 per hour.
- The highest 10 percent earn more than $26.60 per Hour
Types of Programs Offered
The Machine Tool Program offers an Associate in Applied Technology-Machine Tool Technology as well as a Career Entry Certificate - Machine Tool Technology and a Career Skills Certificate - Manual Machining or Career Skills Certificate - CNC Machining.
Click here to view the current course requirements for each of these options.
Estimated Program Cost
Machine Tool Technology (MTT)
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*Estimates based on Fall 2011 Tuition/Fees. Subject to change without notice.
Mr. Darryl Glidewell
Mr. Mark Cancilla
Mr. Hugh Thompson (Retired)
Quality Control Manager
Mr. Chris Boyd
Mr. Scotty Arrington
Accurate Machine and Tool
Mr. Joe Bates
Lead Tool and Die Maker
Contact the Machine Tool Department at 256.551.3144 or in building 200 on the main campus for more information.