Machine Tool Technology Program
The Machine Tool Technology program prepares students for entry-level career opportunities in modern computer-integrated manufacturing environments as machinists, tool & die makers, production-control technicians, quality-control technicians, CNC programmers, and CNC setup and operation technicians. Local industry is heavily involved in this program.
Period of Class and Grade Level
Machine Tool Technology is a two (2) year program.
Students start in the 11th grade and complete the program in their 12th grade year.
Upon completion of this two year program, students will receive the following certifications:
NIMS and OSHA-10
What do they do?
- Work from blueprints, sketches, or (CAD) computer-aided design or (CAM) computer-aided manufacturing program files.
- Students will safely set up, operate, and tear down (manual) drill presses, mills, lathes and grinders.
- Students will also set up, write programs, prove out their programs using HAAS-(CNC) computer numeric controlled simulators. After programs are completed correctly, students will then proceed to run on CNC machines (mill and lathe).
- Adjust machines as necessary to maintain print tolerances and part quality using precision measuring tools.
Estimated pay salaries for a person in the Machine Tool field
Estimated Starting Salary
$36,840 - $47,620
$47,610 - $55,250
Tool & Die Maker
$50,410 - $55,750
What Skills Must I Possess?
- Good math skills
- Manual dexterity
- Good eyesight
- Good eye-hand coordination
- The ability to concentrate on detailed work
Local companies that hire machinist (just to name a few):
- Bosch Rexroth
- Drive Automotive
- United Tool & Mold