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Machine Tool Technology


Skilled machinists influence many facets of America’s industries. The Machine Tool Technology program prepares students to enter the machine tool trade.  Students learn skills, such as, blue print reading, mechanical inspection methods, safety training, lathes, drills, and milling operations. Safety classes are taught by an OSHA certified trainer and students receive completion cards at the end of the training. Through instructors’ guidance and hands-on training, students are exposed to a variety of tools, materials, equipment, and best practices. Students gain an in-depth understanding of the trade and a highly marketable skill set.

The wide variety of skills acquired through the Machine Tool Technology program will be extremely beneficial since the brightest employment outlook is for generalists, not specialists. Also, advanced training is offered to students who desire to increase their knowledge and experience. These programs assist in building students’ skills in areas, such as, shop mathematics, blue print reading, layout and fabrication, and metalwork processes.

Machinist: Basic - $2506

Rubric Number Course Name Clock Hours
OSHT 1000 OSHA Basic Safety and Health 30
DFTG 1025 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 58
MCHN 1038 Basic Machine Shop I 135
MCHN 1041 Basic Machine Shop II 135
Total: 358

Machinist: Intermediate - $2506

Rubric Number Course Name Clock Hours
MCHN 1052 Intermediate Machining I 115
MCHN 1052 Intermediate Machining II 115
MCHN 1058 Intermediate Lathe Operations 64
MCHN 2002 Intermediate Milling Operations 64
Total: 358

Machinist: Advanced - $2506

Rubric Number Course Name Clock Hours
MCHN 2033 Advanced Lathe Operations 64
MCHN 2037 Advanced Milling Operations 64
MCHN 2041 Advanced Machining I 115
MCHN 2045 Advanced Machining II 115
Total: 358

 

When can I start? Flexible entry/exit. Call 214-860-5900 for more details!

When do I attend classes? Start date and days are flexible!

Call for more details on class schedule!

 

Who pays for the training? Financial assistance may be available. Call for more information!

 

MACHINIST AS A CAREER

Machinists set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools. They turn, mill, drill, shape, and grind machine parts to specifications. Machinists’ career opportunities are diverse. Machinists can find employment in areas, such as, tool and die businesses, production shops, large manufacturing firms, engineering, maintenance, and self-employment.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median wage for machinists is $18.86/hourly or $39,220/annually. Most work full time during regular business hours. However, overtime is readily available for those who wish to gain extra earnings. Overall, experience, education, and specialization give machinists the opportunity to make extra income!

JOB OUTLOOK

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a 3-9% national growth rate for machinists with a projected 99,500 jobs opening over the next ten years.

Many opportunities are available as an increase in retired machinists creates a shortage of qualified individuals. Also, improvements in technology will require more highly skilled machinists to set up, monitor, and maintain automated systems. Skilled machinists will be needed to build new equipment, modify production techniques, and implement product design changes more rapidly.

For more information on the Machine Tool Technology program, please call 214-860-5900.

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