Machine Tool Technology


The Machine Tool Technology course is designed to develop skills in machine tool operation and to give students experience on a variety of machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, and computer numerical control machines. Instruction is given in related mathematics, blueprint reading, precision measuring, basic metallurgy, and heat treating of metals. The program offers training on the newest computer controlled machines such as lathes, mills, machining centers, EDM wire, EDM electrode, and CMM measuring system. The actual time for completion may vary depending on the student’s progress and experience. This program is located at the main campus at 355 Scott High Drive, Huntsville, Tennessee.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,344.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $920.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Production Machine Tender432Certificate
Machine Set-Up Operator864Certificate
General Machinist1296 Diploma
Machinist I1728Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
355 Scott High Drive
Huntsville, TN 37756

Job Duties

Set up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 5,650

Current job openings per year: 640


CNC Milling: Operator
CNC Milling: Programming Setup Operations
CNC Turning: Operator
CNC Turning: Programming Setup Operations
Drill Press Skills 1
Grinding Skills 1
Job Planning, Benchwork Layout
Manual Milling Skills 1
Measurement, Materials Safety
Turning Operations: Turning Between Centers
Turning Operations: Turning Chucking Skills

Books and Supplies Lists


Steven Crabtree

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