Why Choose Machine Technology?

This course of instruction will provide the necessary knowledge and skills associated with lathes, milling, grinding machines, drill presses, sawing machines, and other common machinery in the modern machine shop. The student will also learn how to use measuring tools and instruments. The students will use computers to gain the ability to write and execute programs associated with computer numerical control (CNC) lathes and milling machines.

Machine shop students works on a project

Job Titles and Career Information

Upon successful completion of the Machinist-Entry Level certificate, students will demonstrate skills, knowledge, and training for entry-level positions in a variety of industries including machine shops, metal fabrication shops, tool and die shops, mold shops, industrial maintenance or millwright positions, and apprenticeships in these fields

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Certificate and Degree Options


  • Computer Numerical Control Operator/Programmer Certificate of Achievement
  • Manual Machining Certificate of Achievement


  • Machining Technology, AS

For certificate and degree requirements, please visit the College Catalog.

Machine Technology Faculty