Machine Tool Technology, A.A.S.


Effective: Spring, 2016 

The Associate in Applied Science degree in Machine Tool Technology emphasizes the advanced manufacturing technologies. Students are prepared to work in precision tooling, machining, and manufacturing. Graduates could qualify for positions as machine tool operators; machinists; Computerized Numerically Controlled (CNC) machinists and programmers; Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) operator/programmers; computer-aided drafting/design and computer-aided machining/manufacturing (CAD-CAM) programmers, toolmakers, mold makers and inspectors.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the processes and operations of conventional/manual machines; Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) and Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrate competency in programming and operating Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) systems, machines and tool.
  • Communicate advanced technological concepts and practices in oral, written, and graphical formats.
  • Accurately perform conversions, computations and calculations needed for parts production.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of project management processes related to machining operations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in understanding of machine shop safety as well as industry safety principles and practices.

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Third Semester (18 credits)

COMM 100 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication3
DPR 100 - Introduction to Information Technology3
MTT 210 - CNC Machine Tool Operations3
MTT 214 - Milling Operations II3
MTT 219 - CAM Solids I3
Any Diversity and Social Justice and Global Understanding CALG designated Social Science Elective 3 credits

Fourth Semester (14-15 credits)

PHY 100 - Technical Physics I3
MTT 220 - CNC Programming3
MTT 229 - CAM Solids II3
MTT 230 - Electrical Discharge Machining4
Machining Elective(s) 3-4 credits

Total Credits: 68-69

Machining Electives:
MTT 213 - Manufacturing Processes
TCC 121 - Project Management Processes
TME 115 - Basic Technical Skills
TME 216 - Statics and Strength of Materials
TME 220 - Robotics and Programmable Controllers
TME 229 - Fluid Power and Controls
TME 231 - Technical Mechanics
TME 232 - Robotic Systems


Machine Tool Technology - AAS-2007 to present