Work activities in machine shop involve applying knowledge of machine capabilities, the properties of materials, and shop practices to set-up and operate various machines. The skills needed to position work pieces, adjust machines, and verify the accuracy of machine functions and finish products are taught by classroom instruction, demonstration, and hands on experience.
Machinists use machine tools such as lathes, drill presses, and milling machines to produce precision metal parts. They use their knowledge of the working properties of metals such as steel, cast iron, aluminum, and brass and their skill with machine tools to plan and carry out operations needed to make machined products that meet precise specifications.
Associate in Applied Science
- Computerized Manufacturing and Machining: 69-74 credit hours
- CNC Machinist: 60-64 credit hours
- Machinist: 45-52 credit hours
- Exploratory Machining I: 3-7 credit hours
- Exploratory Machining II: 4 credit hours
- Machine Tool Operator I: 15-18 credit hours
- Machine Tool Operator II: 25-31 credit hours
For program course requirements, consult the Machine Tool Technology Check Sheet.
Employment in machine tool technology can be found in all localities and in all industries. Most machinists work in modern surroundings with up-to-date equipment. They work in industries, keeping mechanical equipment in good working order, or in the production department of metalworking industries, producing parts. Machinists may advance to all levels of supervision. According to the Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median income for Machine Tool Technicians in 2004 was $44,252.
This program has no special admission requirements. Please consult Maysville’s general admission requirements.
Length of Program
This program can be completed in two years as a full-time student. Diplomas and certificates can be completed in less time depending on your class load.
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Maysville Community and Technical College, Rowan Campus-Morehead
609 Viking Drive
Morehead, KY 40351
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.