Machine Tool Technology – Associate Degree
About the Program
Precision measurement is a very important part of any machining operation. Because tools and dies must meet strict specifications – precision to one ten-thousandth of an inch is common – the work of individuals in the machine tool field requires a high degree of patience and attention to detail. They must also be mechanically inclined, able to work independently and capable of doing work that requires concentration and physical effort.
Earn national certifications from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) when you complete these certificates.
Students in the Machine Tool Technology program wishing to pursue a four-year degree may qualify for the approved articulation pathway into the B.A. in Leadership and Professional Communications at Columbia College or the B.A. in Organizational Leadership at the University of SC’s Palmetto College. Some MTT course also transfer into the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering program at South Carolina State University.
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Meet a Graduate
“It's very hand-on work, which I like. To be able to take a raw piece of stock metal and turn it into a part that can run an engine or an airplane, it's a great feeling.”