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 $5,492.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,255.00

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


First Trimester: 
MTT 0001 - Worker Characteristic
MTT 1010 - Technology Foundation
MTT 1020 - Orientation & Practical Safety
MTT 1030 - Math Concepts I
MTT 1040 - Engineering Drawings I
MTT 1050 - Shop Theory I
MTT 1060 - Bench Work and Manual Machine Tools
Second Trimester: 
MTT 0002 - Worker Characteristic
MTT 2010 - Math Concepts II
MTT 2020 - Engineering Drawings II CAD
MTT 2030 - Shop Theory II
MTT 2040 - Manual Lathe
MTT 2050 - Manual Milling Machine
MTT 2060 - Grinding and Abrasive Machines
MTT 2070 - Manufacturing Materials & Processes
MTT 2080 - Introduction to Computer Numerical Control
Third Trimester: 
MTT 0003 - Worker Characteristic
MTT 3010 - Engineering Drawings III CAM
MTT 3020 - Shop Theory III
MTT 3030 - Precision Grinding
MTT 3040 - Computer Numerical Control Machining
Fourth Trimester: 
MTT 0004 - Worker Characteristic
MTT 4010 - Employability Skills
MTT 4020 - Intro to Additive Manufacturing
MTT 4030 - Shop Theory IV
MTT 4040 - CNC Turning Center
MTT 4050 - CNC Machining Center
MTT 4060 - Electrical Discharge Machining


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

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