Machine Tool Technology


Almost every product made by American industry contains metal parts or is manufactured by machines made of metal parts. Over one million people are employed as machinists, tool and die makers, instrument makers, machine tool operators, set-up and lay-out people.

This program is designed to train students to set-up and safely operate machine tools such as milling machines, lathes, surface grinders, EDM’s and drill presses. Students also learn to determine dimensions and tolerances of a part to be machined, sequence of operations, and the tools, materials, and  machines required to make that part from blueprint, sketch, damaged part or description of the part to be replaced. In addition to the traditional shop machines, the most modern Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment is available for students to receive hands-on experience. 


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time, Part Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,492.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,196.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Production Machine Tender432Certificate
Machine Set-Up Operator864Certificate
General Machinist1296Diploma
Machinist I1728Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
340 Washington St
Newbern, TN 38059
Covington Branch Campus
1600 U.S. Highway 51 South
Covington, TN 38019


NIMS certifications


Christopher Sherron, MT Certificate
Curtis McLemore
Curtis McLemore, M.B.A.

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