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Machine Tool Technology

Machinists set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled and mechanically-controlled machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools. Machinists use machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, and machining centers, to produce precision metal parts. Production machinists may produce large quantities of a specific part, but machinists frequently produce small batches or one-of-a-kind items. Machinists use their knowledge of the working properties of metals and their skill with machine tools to plan and carry out the operations needed to make machined products that meet precise specifications.

The Machine Tool Technology (AAS-MTT, CAS-MTT) degree programs provide a highly interactive hands-on course of study that prepares graduates for careers in modern industry. The first year of the program (CAS) focuses on manual machine tools and processes. The second year of the program AAS) focuses on Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) equipment, processes, and programming.


First Semester
Course Course Name Credits
GNET 107 Basic Computer Apps for Technicians (GEC-4) 3
GNET 121 Fundamentals of Industrial Safety OSHA 10 1
GNST 102 First Year Experience 1
MACH 121 Blueprint Reading 2
MACH 123 Precision Measurement and Quality Assurance 2
MACH 131 Introduction to Machining 4
MATH 109 Applied College Math 3
  Semester Total 16
Second Semester
Course Course Name Credits
ENGL 101 English Composition I (GEC 1) 3
MACH 125 Advanced Measurement 1
MACH 141 Metallurgy and Machining Theory 2
MACH 151 Manual Machine Tool - Grinding and Polishing 2
MACH 153 Manual Machine Tool - Milling 2
MACH 155 Manual Machine Tool - Turning 2
MACH 191 NIMS Credentialing - Manual Machine Tools 3
  Semester Total 15
Summer Semester
Course Course Name Credits
WLDT 101 Introduction to Welding Processes Part I 3
WLDT 102 Introduction to Welding Processes Part II 3
  Semester Total 6
Third Semester
Course Course Name Credits
MACH 261 CNC Machine Tool - Intro to Programming 4
MACH 263 CNC Machine Tool - Setup and Operation 4
MACH 271 Introduction to CAD and 3D Modeling 4
  Semester Total 12
Fourth Semester
Course Course Name Credits
MACH 275 Computer Aided Manufacturing 3
MACH 281 Theory, Maintenance and Troubleshooting 3
MACH 292 NIMS Credentialing - CNC Machine Tool 3
  Program Elective 3
  Semester Total 12



Jacob Eplin
Chair, Technical Studies/ Program Coordinator, Machine Tool 
619 2nd Ave
Montgomery, WV 25136
Phone: 304-734-679