Machine Tool Technology

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What is the program?
A machinist is a skilled craftsman who is able to convert metal, plastic, and other engineering materials into useful products with great precision. Our lives are affected daily by machinists. Without the technical skills that machinists possess, we could not produce automobiles, aircraft, appliances, machine tools, medical equipment, and many other products. The following is a list of some of the responsibilities that are required of a machinist:

  • Produce parts from engineering drawings
  • Make accurate and precise measurements. Read and create engineering drawings.
  • Set up and operate many different machine tools.
  • Meet the demand of challenging and interesting projects.

When is the program offered?
Courses are taught year round during the day, evening and split-term to accommodate a wide range of schedules for full-time and part-time students.
 
What awards does the program lead to and how long does it take?

Students may earn a Certificate or an Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS). Students enrolled full-time may complete a Certificate in as little as three to four semesters (12-18 months) or an AAS in two years. Students interested may transfer into the Computerized Numerical program at Shelton to further their training as machinists.
 
What requirements do I need in order to enroll?
Any student with a high school diploma or GED certificate is eligible to enter the Machine Tool Technology program. 
 
What jobs will this program prepare me for?
Machinists, machine tool operators, tool & die makers and quality control. 

Contact:

Jason Taylor
Email:  jtaylor@sheltonstate.edu
Phone:  205.391.2444
Office:  1301 Martin Campus