Machine Tool Technology


The work of machine tool operators, machinists, tool and die makers, industrial maintenance  personnel and those in related occupations requires skill in machining metal by such machine  tools as milling machines, lathes, grinders, drill presses, CNC milling machines, EDM machines and the ability to use precision measuring tools. The course in machine shop is designed to give students experience on a variety of machine tools similar to those on which they will work after graduation.  Instruction is given in related blueprint reading and mathematics, precision measuring, and such basic metallurgy as properties of metals, their workable characteristics, best treatment of metals, and relative hardness.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Scholarship/TN Promise Eligible Yes (see Financial Aid)
Total Tuition/Fees $4,864.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,810.00
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Program Options

Option NameHoursCredentials
Production Machine Tender432Certificate
Machine Set-Up Operator864Certificate
General Machinist1,296Diploma
Machinist I1,728Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
821 West Louise Ave
Morristown, TN 37813-2094

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



First Trimester: 
Practical Safety
Apply Mathematical Concepts basic
Interpret Engineered Drawings basic
Measure/Inspect basic
Perform Conventional machining
Second Trimester: 
Apply Mathematical Concepts
Interpret Engineering Drawings
Measure and Inspect
Recognize Manufacturing Materials and Processes basic
Third Trimester: 
Recognize Manufacturing Materials and Processes
Lathe Competency
Mill Competency
Perform Conventional Machining
Perform Advanced Machining
Fourth Trimester: 
Measure/Inspect Optical Comparator/CMM
Perform Advanced Machining

Books and Supplies Lists


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