Machine Tool Technology

Machine Tool Technology

Our three-semester Machine Tool Technology program teaches students how to use machine tools to manufacture products and parts. Students learn to shape parts using manual and CNC lathes, grinders, drill presses, and milling machines in order to meet the needs of a wide variety of industries.

Take a look at the Degree Plan:

Students also learn to calculate speeds and feeds, calculate dimensions for layout, and use precision-measuring equipment. CAD/CAM programming is also studied. Relevant coursework includes Intro to Machine Tools, Bench Work and Precision Grinding, Drill Press, Basic & Advanced Lathe, Basic & Advanced Mill, and Computer Numerical Control. 

Graduates from our Machine Tool Technology program, can:

  • Interpret machine tool working drawings, sketches, and part prints.
  • Identify and use precision-measuring instruments and hand tools.
  • Perform mathematical functions to solve numerical problems related to machine tool technology.
  • Identify and use manual machine shop equipment.
  • Identify and use computer numerical control equipment.
  • Safely and efficiently operate a variety of manual and CNC machinery.
  • Shape machine parts within acceptable tolerance on both manual and CNC machines.
  • Identify and use handheld precision measuring instruments.
  • Demonstrate fundamental machine shop safety practices.

A few a facts about the industry – 

  • Graduates go on to work as MachinistsTool and Die MakersMetal Machine Workers, and CNC Machine Tool Operators
  • The median salary in this field is $41,510 annually while the average hourly wage is $19.96. 

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Crowley, LA 70526
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Ville Platte, LA 70586
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New Iberia, LA 70560
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Lafayette, LA 70506
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Opelousas, LA 70570
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St. Martinville, LA 70582
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Franklin, LA 70538
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Morgan City, LA 70380
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Abbeville, LA 70510
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