Machine Tool Technology

About

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.

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,864.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,810.00
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Program Credentials

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

$30,900
to
$43,600

Curriculum/Courses

First Trimester: 
Tech Foundations
Orientation and Practical Safety
Math Concepts I
Engineering Drawings I
Shop Theory I
Benchwork and Manual Machine Tool
Worker Characteristic
Second Trimester: 
Math Concepts II
Engineering Drawings II CAD
Shop Theory II
Manual Lathe
Manual Milling Machine
Grinding and Abrasive Machines
Manufacturing Materials and Processes
Intro to Computer Numerical Control
Worker Characteristic
Third Trimester: 
Engineering Drawings III CAM
Shop Theory III
Precision Grinding
Computer Numerical Control Machining
Worker Characteristic
Fourth Trimester: 
Employability Skills
Intro to Additive Manufacturing
Shop Theory IV
CNC Turning Center
CNC Machining Center
Electrical Discharge Machining
Worker Characteristic

Books and Supplies Lists

Instructors

Jason Carpenter
423-586-5771
Sandy Fine
423-586-5771

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