Machine Tool Technology


The mission of this program is to provide required technical instruction and skill development for the student to become gainfully employed. The instruction includes shop math, elementary metallurgy, blueprint reading, the use of handbooks, and precision measuring instruments. Most instruction is given on an individual basis.

Practical experience is gained on lathes, grinders, mills, hand tools and bench work. Advanced students receive instruction and perform practical work on computer numerically controlled equipment. A variety of projects gives the student actual experience in the fabrication of usable tools and parts from metal.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,864.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,705.00
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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



Mike Schoen
615-898-8010 Ext.237

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