Machine Tool Technology


The Machine Tool Technology program develops basic skills in machine tool operations and provides experience on a variety of machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, computer numerical control (CNC) machines, and CAD-CAM. Related math, blueprint reading, precision measuring, basic metallurgy, and heat treating are included. Graduates of the Machine Tool Technology program will be able to operate lathes, milling machines, CNC machines, surface grinders, and perform heat treating operations. Upon program completion, typical job opportunities are Machinist and CNC Operator.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,492.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,164.30

Program Credentials

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

Campus Locations

Main Campus
426 Highway 91 North
Elizabethton, TN 37643


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Technology Foundations
Orientation & Practical Safety
Math Concepts I
Engineering Drawings I
Shop Theory I
Bench Work and Manual Machine Tools
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 & Processes
Introduction to Computer Numerical Control
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Engineering Drawings III CAM
Shop Theory III
Precision Grinding
Computer Numerical Control Machining
Fourth Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Employability Skills
Intro to Additive Manufacturing
Shop Theory IV
CNC Turning Center
CNC Machining Center
Electrical Discharge Machining


NIMS certifications

Books and Supplies Lists


Brent Powell

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