Machine Tool Technology


The work of machine tool operators, machinists, tool and die makers, industrial maintenance  personnel and those in related occupations requires skill in machining metal by such machine  tools as milling machines, lathes, grinders, drill presses, CNC milling machines, EDM machines and the ability to use precision measuring tools. The course in machine shop is designed to give students experience on a variety of machine tools similar to those on which they will work after graduation.  Instruction is given in related blueprint reading and mathematics, precision measuring, and such basic metallurgy as properties of metals, their workable characteristics, best treatment of metals, and relative hardness.


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
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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: 2,900

Current job openings per year: 80

Salary Range



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

Books and Supplies Lists


Robert Pepper
731-772-8160 x208

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