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.

This full-time program meets Monday-Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.


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

Program Credentials

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

Campus Locations

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville:
1405 Madison St.
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville-Franklin County Campus
925 Dinah Shore Blvd
Winchester, TN 37398


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


NIMS Machining Level I Skills Standard CNC Milling: Operator
NIMS CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations
NIMS CNC Turning: Operator
NIMS CNC Turning: Programming Setup & Operations
NIMS Drill Press Skills I
NIMS Grinding Skills I
NIMS Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout
NIMS Manual Milling Skills I
NIMS Measurement, Materials & Safety
NIMS Turning Operations: Turning Between Centers
NIMS Turning Operations: Turning Chucking Skills
WIN Work Ready


Steve Miller
Steve Miller
Kenneth Keith

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