Machinist Technology


The Machinist Technology program is geared to provide the beginning machinist with the abilities, skills and techniques for entry-level positions in the field of machine trades. Students will be exposed to a combination of classroom theory and “hands-on” projects that will enable them to quickly develop the skills needed in the machine trades field. 



The Machinist Technology program starts students out with the basics of machining: operating manual machines the “old school” method. Students train with manual lathes, mills, and drill presses while completing a variety of projects shaping metal. Students learn about geometric tolerancing, mechanical principles, and how to read blueprints.

The second half of the program gets into new technology and CNC machine operation. Students learn 3-dimensional design and learn line-by-line CNC programming. Students refine their skills on each machine by completing challenging projects, creating useful tools and parts in an on-the-job atmosphere.

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Graduates will be able to assume entry level positions as machinists, machine operators, metalworkers, CNC operators, CNC programmers, and CNC set-up personnel. 


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Students will utilize the following equipment: horizontal band saw, milling machines, lathes, hydraulic presses, arbor presses, drill press, xturing jigs, precision measuring instruments, CNC lathe, CNC mill, surface grinders, and pedestal grinders. 



Program Name: Machinist Technology

This program is designed to be completed in: 60 Weeks

This program will cost $21,765.00 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.  

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0 of debt.  

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

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