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Machine Tool Operation

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

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.

Career Pathway Options

Career Pathways connect progressive levels of coursework to allow students to build upon their education. Each step in the pathway connects with employment options and provides the opportunity for advancement to higher levels. The Machine Tool Operation program is a pathway option in the following program:

Admission Requirements

Students in this program must:

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 $5,831 (does not include books, tools, supplies, or uniforms). This program is eligible for financial aid. View more information on program and costs.