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Machine Tool Operation Program

Preview Program

Student using a router.

Graduates of the Machine Tool Operation program may work as a machine operator, apprentice or journeyman machinist in a maintenance shop, machine shop, or tool and die shop. A machine tool operator will read and interpret part prints, develop a plan for machining operations, and utilize manufacturing equipment to make precise machined products.

At WITC’s Ashland campus, students spend a majority of class time learning with hands-on projects.

The Machine Tool Operation program also boasts a consistently high job placement rate for graduates.

"There is a strong need for machine tool workers in this region,” Machine Tool Operation instructor Paul Kalin says. “Employers are trying to scoop up the highest qualified students before they even get their diploma.”

Kalin and Machine Tool Operation students are available to answer questions about the program. Their input and visiting the program can help in making informed decisions about a future career.

As a student you will have access to everything you need to develop your machinist skills. Enroll in the program and create a solid foundation in machining. Contact an Admissions Advisor to schedule your program shadow today.