Annual Average SALARY: $53,230

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Experience Machine Tool Technology at Dunwoody

Become an expert in precision manufacturing by studying machine tool technology at Dunwoody. Learn both manual and computer-controlled machining. Due to high demand, most machine tool students can find full-time employment in the field long before graduation and many will be working in a shop within just the first year of the program.

Your classes will include:

  • Manual milling and turning
  • Measurement and materials
  • Job planning and layout
  • CAD/CAM software
  • CNC milling and turning
  • Mold and die making
  • EDM technology

These courses are closely aligned with standards set forth by National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

In combination with your core curriculum, you will also take Arts & Sciences courses. Through these courses, you will enhance your communication, mathematics and critical thinking skills, making you a valuable asset in the job market.

Dunwoody’s Machine Tool Technology program features:

  • Training in Solidworks, MasterCAM, and CREO software.
  • Access to Dunwoody’s Engineering Materials, Mechanics and Metrology Lab where students are trained on coordinate measurement machines, a microscope and optical measurement software, CNC simulators, 3D printers, MTS tensile and compression testers, and inspection tools like micrometers, calipers, and gage blocks.
  • Access to Dunwoody’s Machine Shop featuring Bridgeport vertical mills, bandsaws, pedestal grinders, surface grinders, a horizontal saw, manual lathes, Haas CNC vertical mills, Haas CNC turning centers, a Sodick wire EDM, and a Charmilles sinker EDM.
  • Resume-building experiences through the College’s student clubs and organizations.


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