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.
|Time Commitment||Full Time, Part Time|
|Typical Program Length||16 Months|
1600 Hwy 51 South
Covington, TN 38019
Set up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 5,650
Current job openings per year: 640