Machine Tool Technology


This program is designed to give practical experience on lathes, grinders, vertical and horizontal mills, as well as hand tools and bench work. Students in the advancement phases of the program will receive instruction and perform practical exercises on computer numerically controlled equipment. A variety of work projects give the students actual experience in the fabrication of usable tools  and parts from metal and machinable plastics.

Broad Units of Study include Related Print Reading, Benchwork, Metrology, Drilling/Taping/Reaming, Conventional Lathe & Mill, Precision Grinding, Metal Finishing, Metallurgy, TIG/MIG/OxyAcetylene Welding, CNC Lathe & Mill, CNC Programming, Computer Aided Manufacturing.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time, Part Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day, Night
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,864.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,134.50
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Production Machine Tender432Certificate
Machine Set-Up Operator864Certificate
General Machinist1296Diploma
Machinist I1728Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
1405 Madison St.
Shelbyville, TN 37160

Job Duties

Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 8,470

Current job openings per year: 340

Salary Range



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