Machine Tool Technology


Completion 100% Placement 78%

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

Class hours are Monday - Friday from 7:45 to 2:15.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time, Part Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,344.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $287.00

Program Credentials

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

Campus Locations

Main Campus
910 Miller Avenue
Crossville, TN 38555

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: 5,650

Current job openings per year: 640


First Trimester: 
MTT 0001 Worker Characteristic
MTT 1010 Technology Foundation
MTT 1020 Orientation & Practical Safety
MTT 1030 Math Concepts I
MTT 1040 Engineering Drawings I
MTT 1050 Shop Theory I
MTT 1060 Bench work & Manual Machine Tool
Production Machine Tender - Certificate 432 Hours
Second Trimester: 
MTT 0002 Worker Characteristic
MTT 2010 Math Concepts II
MTT 2020 Engineering Drawings II CAD
MTT 2030 Shop Theory II
MTT 2040 Manual Lathe
MTT 2050 Manual Milling Machine
MTT 2060 Grinding and Abrasive Machines
MTT 2070 Mfg Materials & Processes
MTT 2080 Intro to Comp Numerical Ctrl
Machine Set-up Operator - Certificate 864 Hours
Third Trimester: 
MTT 0003 Worker Characteristic
MTT 3010 Engineering Drawings III CAM
MTT 3020 Shop Theory III
MTT 3030 Precision Grinding
MTT 3040 Comp Numerical Ctrl Machining
General Machinist - Diploma 1296
Fourth Trimester: 
MTT 0004 Worker Characteristic
MTT 4010 Employability Skills
MTT 4020 Intro to Additive Mfg
MTT 4030 Shop Theory IV
MTT 4040 CNC Turning Center
MTT 4050 CNC Machining Center
MTT 4060 Electrical Discharge Machining
Machinist 1 - Diploma 1728 Hours


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