Metals Technology - Machine Tool
Why study machine tool technology?
Recent studies show machinists are the technicians highest in demand by Missouri manufacturers - and excellent employment opportunities are predicted for highly skilled machinists.
At SFCC, the machine tool technology program is designed to prepare students for a variety of machining-related occupations, such as machine operators, machine setters, machinists, and tool and die makers, which represent different skills and different skill levels.
Traditionally, machinists have directly controlled their machines-lathes, drill presses, and milling machines-standard implements they use every day to produce precision parts of metals, wood or plastics. However, the introductions of computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines has dramatically changed the nature of the machinist's work. CNC machines are more productive and enable machinists to produce parts with greater precision.
Both short-term certificates and a two-year associate of applied science degree are available. Courses are offered during daytime and evening hours to fit your schedule.
Machine Tool Technology Professional Certificate
The Machine Tool Technology Professional Certificate gives the student machine shop skills including conventional and CNC machining processes. There is a strong emphasis on preparing the students for entry-level employment in the machine shop industry, including CNC operators and setup, manual machining, CAD/CAM and inspection.
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Machine Tool Technology Skills Certificates
This program requires students to have certain essential qualifications in order to be admitted and retained in the program. Click Essential Skills to view program specific qualifications.