Machine Tool Technology


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 students with a thorough understanding of the methods of machining and fabrication of metal into tools and parts.  Students will receive actual experience with lathes, mills, grinders, and the CNC/CAM equipment, as well as, precision measuring instruments that work with it.

Students 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.

Learn more about Machine Tool Technology here.

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


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,492.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,924.00

Program Credentials

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

Campus Locations

Smyrna Campus
663 Ken Pilkerton Dr
Smyrna, TN 37167


NIMS certifications

Books and Supplies Lists


Mike Schoen
615-898-8010 Ext.237
Christopher Blackburn
615-898-8010 Ext.214

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