Machine Tool Technology provides trainees with technical knowledge and fundamental experience necessary to perform machine shop skills, such as the skillful use of blueprints, hand tools, and machines required to make quality parts. Students study the general purpose of machine tools in order to obtain the fundamental principles inherent in all machine shop operations.
Machinists are the skilled operators of machine tools who create and maintain the tooling, fixtures, and equipment which are at the heart of industry. While these positions have been in existence since the industrial revolution, the machine tools and work practices have evolved with space age technology.
From computerized machine tools to exotic materials, today’s machinists take advanced theories and put them into practice.
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||16 Months|
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3070 Hwy 64
PO Box 89
Crump, TN 38327
Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 8,470
Current job openings per year: 340