Machine Tool Technology

About

The mission of the Machine Tool Technology Program is to provide required technical instruction and skill development for the student to become gainfully employed. This course, which is accredited through the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS), will provide you with a thorough understanding of the methods of machining and fabrication of metal into tools and parts. Each unit of study is approached by starting with the basic theory involved. You will receive actual experience with lathes, mills, grinders, and the CNC/CAM equipment, as well as, precision measuring instruments that work with it.

You will receive a high degree of individual instruction and learn the use of tools, special equipment, blueprints, metallurgy, measurement, layout and advanced mathematics required. Written and performance tests are given to record your progress.

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 7:45 AM to 2:30 PM

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,984.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,810.00
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Production Machine Operator432Certificate
Machine Set-Up Operator864Certificate
General Machinist1296Diploma
Machinist I1728Diploma

Campus Locations

Smyrna Campus
663 Ken Pilkerton Dr
Smyrna, TN 37167

Job Duties

Set up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 2,900

Current job openings per year: 80

Salary Range

$25,100
to
$36,200

Certifications

NIMS certifications

Instructors

Mike Schoen
615-898-8010 Ext.237

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