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, Part 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 $2,048.00

Program Credentials

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

Campus Locations

Main Campus
1600 Hwy 51 South
Covington, TN 38019


First Trimester: 
Orientation and Practical Safety
Technology Foundations
Math Concepts I
Engineering Drawings I
Shop Theory I
Benchwork and Manual Machine Tool
Worker Characteristic
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Math Concepts II
Engineering Drawings II CAD
Shop Theory II
Manual Lathe
Manual Milling Machine
Grinding and Abrasive Machines
Manufacturing Materials and Processes
Introduction to Computer Numerical Controls
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Engineering Drawings III CAM
Shop Theory III
Precision Grinding
Computer Numerical Control Machining
Fourth Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Employability Skills
Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
Shop Theory IV
CNC Turning Center
CNC Machining Center
Electrical Discharge Machining


NIMS certifications


Curtis McLemore
Curtis McLemore

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