Machine Tool Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

This curriculum prepares students to work with engineers and shop superintendents. Students develop skills in machine operation and theory, blueprint reading and mechanical drawing in the program's labs and shops. Training in job routing and the order in which operations are performed is included. In the third semester, the emphasis is on Computer Numerical Control (CNC) systems and computer part programming capabilities. The course work includes discussions of such topics as robotics, graphics, group technology, future trends, and numerical control terms, definitions and standards. Related courses in mathematics, science and physics improve students' advancement potential. National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) accreditation enables our certified faculty to offer NIMS certification exams to our students. Students who successfully earn NIMS certification enjoy a competitive edge in the job market.

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Program Specs

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Machine Tool Technology lab
Machine Tool Technology
Machine Tool Technology lab

About the curriculum

Classes

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Accreditation & Industry Connections

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After graduation

Career Opportunites

List of jobs via the College Catalog.

Earnings

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for machinists was $39,570 in May 2013. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $24,280.The top 10 percent earned more than $60,070.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing100,300$18.85$39,200
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing26,780$19.44$40,430
Employment Services24,850$16.05$33,380
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing21,150$20.77$43,210
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing19,120$22.28$46,340

Statistics reported in May 2013

Transfer Procedures

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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

Tools

It is suggested that students have at least the recommended tools. This will minimize the time spent waiting in line to obtain or return the basic tools to the room. Instructors will help identify what tools are needed during the first day of class. Free lockers are located in the laboratory area. Students must supply their own locks. Lockers must be cleaned and locks removed at the end of the spring semester or College personnel will remove and discard the items.

Automated Manufacturing & Machining Required Tools

Uniform

Do not wear loose fitting clothing that may get caught in a machine; short sleeves or tightly rolled up sleeves are recommended. Long hair should be pulled back and securely fastened. Shop aprons should be worn to reduce the wear and tear on clothing. Safety glasses and safety shoes should be worn during time spent in laboratory area.

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.

Clubs & Activities

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Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

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Automated Manufacturing & Machining Advisory Committee

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Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

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