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Machine Tool Technology Degree

The machine tool technology program trains you to enter the machine tool workforce. You'll learn to set up and use computer numerical control (CNC) machines like lathes and milling machines. You'll also dive into how computers help in design and machining with CNC and computer-aided design and machining (CAD/CAM). All courses in this program count toward your integrated metals: machine tool technology Associate of Applied Science degree.

The Experience

Program Details

In the machine tool technology program, you'll learn to work safely and smartly in today's manufacturing world. You'll learn to read blueprints and make things exactly to code. You'll also get hands-on with machines like drill presses and lathes, and you'll use modern computer programs to control machines that cut and shape metal. You’ll be ready to enter a number of fields—forestry, medical tech, transportation, and more. If you think you might want to keep learning at Oregon Institute of Technology later, talk to your advisors when you start the program.

Your future

After graduating from MHCC's integrated metals program, you'll be ready to launch a rewarding career in modern manufacturing.

How To Get Started

The machine tool technology program begins during the fall term. Are you starting classes in another term? Don’t worry! There still may be courses you can start taking if you’re starting college in a different term. Please contact the program advisors for details. Any student admitted to MHCC can sign up for classes in the program after reading, writing, and math placement requirements have been met.

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Your coursework will begin with basics like machine shop theory, labs, and blueprint reading. Then, you’ll learn more about metallurgy, CNC, and safety before joining an internship program to get hands-on experience.

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