The work of machine tool operators, machinists, industrial maintenance personnel, and related occupations requires skill in machining metal by machine tools such as milling machines, lathes, grinders, and drill presses, EMD plunger machines, and the ability to use precision measuring tools.
The course in Machine Tool Technology is designed to develop basic skills in machine tool operation and provide the student experience on a variety of machine tools similar to those which he/she will operate after graduation including computerized numerical controlled machines. Instruction is given in related blueprint reading, mathematics, precision measuring, and basic metallurgy and basic CAM software (Gibbs CAM, Solidworks, Feature CAM).
Students will be tested with Nims (The National Institute for metal working skills) and acquire four certificates.
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||16 Months|
241 Vo-Tech Drive
McMinnville, TN 37110
Set up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 5,650
Current job openings per year: 640