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Machine Tool Operation

31-420-1 Technical Diploma (one-year)
Campus: Ashland

Production. Machining. Operation.

The one-year Machine Tool Operation program emphasizes core machining skills required and will prepare the student for a career in the machining industry. Students will learn the machining skills required to set up and operate manual and computer-controlled machines. Students will learn to use hand tools, precision measuring instruments, read prints, and create parts using a computer-aided manufacturing system. Skilled machine tool operators work in job shops, production, and maintenance shops.

Admission Requirements

Students in this program must:

Mechanical. Detailed. Team Player.

Students should strive to reach a comfort level in the following courses or skills:

Find out what the Machine Tool Operation program
can help you do in the Career Impact article Not your father's manufacturing technology.

Demand high for employees in manufacturing

Extreme Tool & Engineering, Inc. donates equipment to WITC

Student Profile

Machine Tool Operation students should be able to:

Program Outcomes

Employers will expect one-year Machine Tool Operation graduates to be able to:

Program Costs

The estimated total program cost for the one-year Machine Tool Operation program is approximately $5,500. This program is eligible for financial aid. View more information on program and costs.