Machine Tool Technology

The Machine Tool Technology curriculum prepares students for career opportunities in modern computer integrated manufacturing environments as machinist, tool and die makers, manufacturing process technicians, quality control technicians, CNC programmers, CNC setup and operation technician. The Machine Tool Technology curriculum prepares students with hands-on theory and practice experience in machining tool labs using standard machine tool equipment and CNC equipment in machining applications. The training involves blueprint reading, precision measurement and gaging, manual and CNC machining, CNC programming and operations, CAD/CAM applications, heat treatment processes, and CMM (coordinate measuring machines) programming and operation. Students in the Machine Tool program can earn an Associate’s degree in Machine Tool Technology with a specialization area in Machine Tools or a Diploma in Machine Tool Technology. The machine tool field is in high demand nationwide with many career opportunities in advanced manufacturing. The Machine Tool Technology program at York Technical College has a history of high job placement rates for its graduates and the program is NIMS (National institute of Metalworking Skills) accredited. The NIMS accreditation allows students to earn certification in machining skills with national industry recognized credentials. This helps to train them to meet high quality standards in manufacturing intricate precision components in modern manufacturing environments.