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This department is in the division of Applied Technology, Transportation & Culinary Arts.

The Machine Technology program offers a broad training that prepares individuals for entry-level employment in the machining industry. Through a combination of classroom study and assigned lab activities, students develop trade skills and become familiar with production methods and standards common to the industry. Within the lab setting, emphasis is on the practical application of skills.

Students will learn to operate a variety of conventional machine tools and computer numerical control (CNC) machines, interpret industrial drawings/blueprints, and use precision measuring and inspection instruments. Good math, problem-solving, and computer skills are important.

The courses are designed to train first-time students and to re-train those employed in the machine trades industry. The curriculum has been developed in collaboration with local industries to meet the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Standards.