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.
Graduates earn an associate of Applied Science degree; the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete.
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.
Data reflects placement for AY2013-14 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: Based on May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for the state of Minnesota published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov.