Machine Tool Technology


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.





Information Detail
Time Commitment Full 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 $459.99

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Production Machine Tender432Certificate
Machine Set-Up Operator864Certificate
General Machinist 1296Diploma
Machinist I1728Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
3070 Hwy 64
PO Box 89
Crump, TN 38327


First Trimester: 
MTT0001 Worker Characteristic
MTT1010 Technology Foundations
MTT1020 Orientation and Practical Safety
MTT1030 Math Concepts I
MTT1040 Engineering Drawings I (Blueprint Reading)
MTT1050 Shop Theory I
MTT1060 Benchwork & Manual Machine Tool
Second Trimester: 
MTT0002 Worker Characteristic
MTT2010 Math Concepts II
MTT2020 Engineering Drawings II CAD
MTT2030 Shop theory II
MTT2040 Manual Lathe
MTT2050 Manual Milling Machine
MTT2060 Grinding and Abrasive Machines
MTT2070 Mfg. Materials & Processes
MTT2080 Intro to Comp Numerical Ctrl
Third Trimester: 
MTT0003 Worker Characteristic
MTT3010 Engineering Drawings III CAM
MTT3020 Shop Theory III
MTT3030 Precision Grinding
MTT3040 Comp Numerical Ctrl Machining
Fourth Trimester: 
MTT0004 Worker Characteristic
MTT4010 Employability Skills
MTT4020 Intro to Additive Mfg
MTT4030 Shop Theory IV
MTT4040 CNC Turning Center
MTT4050 CNC Machining Center
MTT4060 Electrical Discharge Machining


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