Program Overview

The Machine Tool Technology program introduces you to the field of manufacturing technology. This program prepares you to shape parts on machines such as lathes, grinders, drill presses and mills. Course instruction includes Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection, Job Planning and Management, General Maintenance, Inspection and Quality Assurance, Job Execution, and Career Management and Employment Relations.  Machine Tool Technology includes classroom instruction and hands-on learning.

Job Opportunities

Students who complete the Machine Tool Technology option are employed in:

  • Machinery
  • Tool and Die making
  • CNC Operations
  • Machine Operators
  • Production Planning
  • Production Control Scheduling

Degree Explanation

You can earn an Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) 10 hour card, The National Center for Construction Education (NCCER) Core Certification, and Haas Level 1 Mill and Lathe Certifications.

Many of our students continue their education at NPC through a skills and trade program.

Program Content:

Machine Tool I

Students in year one complete OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety training as well as the NCCER Core Curriculum. They learn to use appropriate tools and safely operate equipment. A strong emphasis is placed on industrial safety, environment protection, job planning and management, general maintenance, inspection and quality assurance, job execution, and career management and employment relations.

Machine Tool II

In year two, students gain knowledge in metals, layout, machine operations, and CNC programming. They also gain skills through hands-on shop experience.

Enrollment Criteria

All programs in the technical center have three class periods available for enrollment. In the event there are more applicants for a section than seats available, students will be asked to choose an alternate period. If the section(s) are still over enrollment capacity, the following additional criteria will be used to determine acceptance into the program:

  1. Minimum sixth grade reading level
  2. Minimum sixth grade math level
  3. Minimum 2.0 GPA
  4. Ability to lift objects up to 50 pounds
  5. Student interview

Final determination will be at the discretion of the instructor and the center director.