Program Description: The Machine Tool Technology program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the machine tool technology field. This program provides learning opportunities to develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of machine tool theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Machine Tool Technology diploma and have the qualifications of a machine tool technician. High school graduation or GED is required for graduation from this program.
Employment Opportunities: Skilled machinists are always in demand and will be as long as there is a machine to provide a product to assist in agriculture, to construct homes and buildings, to save time and energy, to produce energy, and to provide recreation. The machinist is the person who builds and maintains these products (machines). Students completing the Machine Tool Technology program may find employment as machinists, machine operators, or in machine maintenance repair in numerous industrial plants in the area.