Machine Tool Technology


Training in the Machine Shop prepares the student for entry level into the Metal Working industry. Instruction is offered on basic machine tools such as Lathes, Milling machines and Grinders, as well as on the most up to date machines such as CMM, (Coordinate Measuring Machine), CNC, (Computer Numerical Control) Turning Center, EDM, (Electrical Discharge Machines) Wire and EDM Die Sinker. Related training includes Blueprint Reading, Mathematics, Precision Inspection, Layout, Welding, (Gas, Arc, Tig, and Mig,) and Plasma and Flame cutting. Depending on levels of the student and job placement, training can concentrate in any of these areas.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,864.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,007.73

Program Credentials

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

Campus Locations

Brownsville/Haywood County Extension Campus
401 Morgan Street
Brownsville, TN 38012

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: 
Technology Foundations
Worker Ethics
Orientation and Practical Safety
Math Concepts
Engineering Drawings 1
Shop Theory 1
Benchwork and Manual Machine Tools
Second Trimester: 
Worker Ethics
Math Concepts 2
Engineering Drawings 2/CAD
Shop Theory 2
Manual Lathe
Manual Milling Machine
Grinding and Abrasive Machines
Manufacturing Materials and Processes
Introduction to Computer Numerical Control
Third Trimester: 
Worker Ethics 3
Engineering Drawing 3/CAM
Shop Theory 3
Precision Grinding
Computer Numerical Control Machining
Fourth Trimester: 
Employability Skills
Worker Ethics 4
Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
Shop Theory 4
CNC Turning Center
CNC Machining Center
Electrical Discharge Machining


NIMS certifications

Books and Supplies Lists


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