The mission of the Machine Tool Program is to provide the necessary training, work experiences, and related technical knowledge for employment in the metal working industry. The work of machine tool operators, machinists, and other related occupations requires skill in machining metal by operating several machine tools, such as milling machines, lathes, grinders, drill presses, and the ability to use precision measuring tools.
The course in Machine Shop is designed to develop basic skills in machine tool operation and provide students experience on a variety of machine tools similar to those which they will operate after graduation.
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||16 Months|
813 West Main St.
Hohenwald, TN 38462
Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 7,690
Current job openings per year: 860