Machine Tool Technology


The Machine Tool Technology program is designed to provide the student with the ability to work as a machine tool operator, machinist, or related occupation that requires skill in machining metal with such machines as milling machines, lathes, grinders, drill presses, CNC machinery, EDM machinery including the ability to interpret part prints and use precision measuring tools.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day, Night
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,344.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,980.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Production Machine Tender432Certificate
Machine Set-Up Operator864Certificate
General Machinist1296Diploma
Machinist I1728Diploma

Campus Locations

McMinnville Campus
241 Vo-Tech Drive
McMinnville, TN 37110


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


NIMS - Measurement, Materials & Safety
NIMS - Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout
NIMS - CNC Lathe Programming Setup & Operations
NIMS - CNC Mill Programming Setup & Operations

Books and Supplies Lists


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