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2019-2020 College Catalog 
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Machine Tool Technology, TD

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Program Description

Machine Tool Technology is the study of using machine tools to manufacture products and parts.  The Machine Tool Technology program involves operating machine shop equipment such as manual lathes, milling machines, drill presses, surface grinders, and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment.

Program Goals

  • Provide a safe training facility and a healthy environment for learning
  • Encourage students to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners
  • Establish a working relationship between students and employers that promotes the 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.
  • Demonstrate fundamental machine shop safety practices.

Program Cycle

Campus Start
Crowley Fall     
Lafayette Spring  
New Iberia Fall

Associate of Applied Science Technical Studies - Machine Tool Technology

Students interested in an associate degree should visit Technical Studies, AAS  for more information.

Specific Degree Requirements

Students wishing to earn a Technical Degree in Machine Tool Technology from South Louisiana Community College must:

  • Have a degree program adjusted SLCC cumulative average of 2.0.   ​
  • Have earned at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through SLCC courses.
  • Have earned at least a “C” in each course unless stated by a specific program.
  • Have no more than one-third credit hours in required major courses and no more than 50 percent of credit hours total from non-traditional sources, Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), to meet the degree requirements, unless required by a specific program.
  • Have completed at least the number of credits stipulated in the degree program.

Total Credit Hours: 45


Degree Plan - Fall Start

TD: Machine Tool Technology Total Credits: 45

A grade of “C” or higher is required in all courses.

Degree Plan - Spring Start

TD: Machine Tool Technology Total Credits: 45

A grade of “C” or higher is required in all courses.

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