Machine Tool Technology

About

The work of machine tool operators, machinists, industrial maintenance men, and other occupations requires skill in machining metal by machine tools such as milling machines, lathes, grinders, drill presses and shapers, and the ability to use precision measuring tools.  The course in machine shop is designed to give the student experience on a variety of machine tools similar to those on which he or she will work after graduation. Instruction is given in related blueprint reading and mathematics, precision measuring, and basic metallurgy such as properties of metal, their workable characteristics, heat treatment of metals and relative hardness.

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,984.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,012.00
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Program Credentials

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

Campus Locations

Lexington Extension Campus
230 S. Broad Street
Lexington, TN 38351

Job Duties

Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 8,470

Current job openings per year: 340

Salary Range

$33,800
to
$46,200

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Instructors

Sam Tolley
731-967-1795 x107

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