Machine Tool Technology is the study of using machine tools to manufacture products and parts. The mission of this program is to prepare individuals to shape metal parts using both manual and CNC lathes, grinders, drill presses, and milling machines in order to meet the needs of a wide variety of industries. Students will learn to calculate speeds and feeds, calculate dimensions for layout, and use precision measuring equipment. CAD/CAM programming will also be studied.
Provide a safe training facility and healthy environment for learning
Encourage students to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners
Establish a working relationship between students and employers that promotes upgrading of skills for continued advancement in the field
Program Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the Machine Tool Technology Diploma will be able to:
Interpret machine tool working drawings, sketches, and part prints.
Identify and use precision measuring instruments and hand tools.
Perform mathematical functions to solve numerical problems related to machine tool technology.
Identify and use manual machine shop equipment.
Identify and use computer numerical control equipment.
Safely and efficiently operate a variety of manual and CNC machinery.
Shape machine parts within acceptable tolerance on both manual and CNC machines.
Identify and use handheld precision measuring instruments.
Demonstrate fundamental machine shop safety practices.
Specific Degree Requirements
All students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average to remain in good standing with the college.
Students must receive a C or better to receive credit toward diploma.