Machine Tool Technology

Launch your career in the manufacturing industry with a Machine Tool Technology degree from Dunwoody. You will gain hands-on skills in a state-of-the-art machine tool facility to enter the industry as a machine operator, production machinist, CAD/CAM technician, CNC programmer, or tool designer.

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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:
– Dunwoody’s Engineering Materials, Mechanics and Metrology Lab which includes three Stratasys 3D printers capable of printing in 9 different polymers and 13 different colors, along with the latest technologies from other industry partners like Zeiss, MTS and Haas.
– Dunwoody is a Haas Technical Education Center boasting 17 CNC machine tools and more than 40 manual machine tools.
– Build your resume by joining one of the College’s student clubs and organizations and gain real-world experience outside the classroom.

Degree Information: 

Graduates earn an associate of Applied Science degree; the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete.

With your Degree:

A degree from Dunwoody gives you the hands-on education to start a successful career right after graduation.

Common career titles our students earn after graduation include:
Machinist; CNC Programmer
Tool Maker
Machine Operator
Manufacturing Technician

Recent employers hiring graduates with a Machine Tool Technology degree include:
BTD Manufacturing
Kurt Manufacturing
Graco, Inc.

Program Placement Rate: 100%

Data reflects placement for AY2014-15 graduates indicating employment in their field of study within 6 months following graduation. Full data calculations are available for review during College open hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at Career Services or contact

National Median Salary: $50,740

SOURCE: Based on May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for the state of Minnesota published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics,

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