Machine Tool Technology

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Machine Tool Technology is a high paying field that requires both technical knowledge and hands‐on training. You will learn to design and create metal objects that are useful in everyday life. Students will read blueprints, cut, shape and finish metal products on state‐of‐the‐art manual and computer controlled machines.
Student projects have included making: motorcycle parts, all terrain vehicle parts, race car parts, machinist tools, tattoo pen frame, paintball marker barrels, chess sets, ornaments, name tags, gears and 15 pound combat robots. This program is accredited by NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills).
Median annual wages of Machinists and Tool and Die Makers were $40,910 in 2012Bureau of Labor Statistics
Courses of Study
• Computer Numerical Control
• Computer Aided Machining
• Electronic Discharge Machining
• AutoCAD
• Blueprint Reading
• Hand and Bench Work
• Power Saws
• Drill Press & Grinder Use
• Operating Lathes
• Milling Machines
• Metallurgy
• Quality Control
Career Paths
• Manufacturing Engineer
• Biotechnology Machinist
• Tool and Die Maker
• CNC Operator
• CAD/CAM Programmer
• Metal and Plastic Worker
• Tool Operator
• Quality Control Inspector
• Machine Tool Operator
• Industrial Mechanic
• Robotic Technician
• Drilling and Boring Machinist
• NIMS Level I Certification
• OSHA Safety Certification

Articulated Credits for High School Students
• Statewide

Post Secondary Opportunities
• Penn College
• Operating Engineers Local 66
• University of Pittsburgh
• Westmoreland County CC

*Gainful Employment Disclosure for Adult Students