• Machine Technician (706.2)

    North, South

    This program provides training in basic machine skills to gain entry-level positions in the machine and manufacturing industry. The basic machine operations of turning, milling and grinding are covered in specific courses. Students will work in a project-oriented environment with emphasis on precision, quality and development of sound work attitudes and skills. In addition to employment, the program can provide an entry to other fields of manufacturing and engineering technology.

    Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

    1. Plan and perform safe work habits and techniques in lathe, mill, grinding and computer numerical control operations.
    2. Evaluate the selection and use of materials for machining applications.
    3. Identify parts, operations and applications of tools used in machining production techniques.
    4. Set up and calculate basic shop mathematics problems.
    5. Use industry handbooks and calculator to calculate speeds and feeds.

    Upon graduation, a basic machine technician may seek employment in machine shops, assembly and fabrication.


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    Degree Requirements

    First Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    MET-112Engineering Materials4
    MFT-107Blueprint Reading for Machinists3
    MFT-141 Introduction to Machining 3
    Total Credits: 10

    Second Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    MFT-110Job Search Strategies for Manufacturing1
    MFT-143Introduction to Lathe Operations3
    MFT-145Introduction to Mill Operations3
    Total Credits: 11

    Third Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    MFT-147Introduction to Grinding Operations3
    MFT-149Fundamentals of Computer Controlled Machining3
    Total Credits: 6
    Minimum Credits to Graduate: 23
  • Machine Technician Classes

    The Machine Technician classes are held in the Northern Tier counties. For more information, contact 412-369-3616.