Machine Tool Technology

photo of MTT student and instructorMachine Tool Technicians produce precision parts using machine tools such as lathes, drill presses and milling machines.  They are able to set up and operate a wide variety of machine tools and have a thorough understanding of the working properties of metals such as steel, cast iron, aluminum and brass.  Using their skill with machine tools and their knowledge of metals, Machine Tool Technicians plan and carry out the operations needed to make machined products that meet precise specifications.  For those entering this field, a basic knowledge of computers and electronics is very important.   


Machine Tool Technician
Median Salary: $35,000 - $40,000


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Associate in Applied Science:
Machine Tool Technology

Phoenix Speciality
Triumph Tool


Name of Program: Associate Degree, Machine Tool Technology and Related Certificates
Program Student Learning Outcomes:

• Use technical math to solve machine shop problems.
• Set-up and operate machine shop equipment.
• Perform tooling procedures.
• Build basic dies, jigs, and fixtures.
• Read and draw blueprints.
• Practice safety.
• Exhibit professionalism.
• Communicate effectively.
• Care for and use precision measuring instruments.
• Use basic welding equipment.
• Perform basic cutter-grinding of metal working tools.
• Perform basic heat-treatment techniques.
• Operate and program numerical machines.
• Demonstrate knowledge of statistical process control.