Machine Tool Technology is a highly diversified area engaged in the production of machined objects required for the assembly of the products of modern industry. A machine tool specialist (machinist) shapes metal to precise dimensions. The technically skilled machinist must be able to read blueprints and transform this information into a part, product, or entire machine. The machine tool specialist is skillful in the use of tool room and production equipment, including lathes, grinders, milling machines, saws, and drilling machines. Additionally modern machine tool specialists are trained to program and operate computer numerical controlled (CNC) machine tools to make quality precise parts for today’s industrial environment.
After completing this program, skilled machinists can seek suitable employment in production facilities making precision parts, tool and die facilities, plant maintenance machining, as well as computer numerical control programming and machining. There are numerous opportunities for highly trained machine tool technicians. Many graduates take advantage of the 2+2 program offered by local universities.
There are no special admission requirements for this program. Admission to ACTC is sufficient.
The degree and diploma credential programs are 4 semesters in length.
Certificates can be earned in 1, 2 or 3 semesters
Stephen Music, Instructor