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.
PROGRAM PLACEMENT RATE: 96%
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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 gauge 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.
Graduates earn an associate of Applied Science degree; the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete. Classes in this program are offered during the day. You can also go on to earn a bachelor’s completion degree in Industrial Engineering Technology.
Common Job Titles
Common career titles our students earn after graduation include:
Recent employers hiring graduates with a Machine Tool Technology degree include
-MTS Systems Corporation
- Automated Systems & Robotics
- Design for Manufacturing: 3D Printing
- Electronics Engineering Technology
- Electronics Technology
- Engineering Drafting & Design
- Industrial Controls & Robotics
- Industrial Engineering Technology (Bachelor's completion degree)
- Machine Tool Technology
- Mechanical Engineering
- Right Skills Now for Manufacturing (CNC)
- Welding & Metal Fabrication