Machine Tool Technology is a two-year program in a rapidly changing field. This course provides additional instruction and practice in the use of precision measuring tools, blueprints, lathes, milling machines, grinders, and computer numerical controlled machines. Emphasis is on setup and operation of machine tools, including the selection and use of work-holding devices, speeds, feeds, cutting tools, and coolants. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic procedures on precision grinders and advanced operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. Metalworking industries are expanding output and adding automatic and computer controlled machines. This is resulting in less demand for semi-skilled operators and increased demand for more highly skilled machinist, tool and die makers, jig and fixture builders, tool grinders, CNC technicians and quality control inspectors. For those who have acquired a thorough background in machining operations, blueprint reading, math and a working knowledge of the properties of metals, the job outlook is good.
Recommendations:†algebra and industrial technology.
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