The Machine Tool Technology program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in all aspects of shaping metal parts. Instruction involves making computations relating to work dimensions, tooling and feeds and speeds of machining. Emphasis is placed upon bench work and the operation of lathes, power saws, shapers, milling machines, grinders, drills and computer operated equipment (CNC and CIM). Instruction also includes the use of precision measuring instruments such as layout tools, micrometers and gauges; methods of machining and heat treatment of various metals; blueprint reading; and the layout of machine parts. Instruction prepares students to operate all types of hand and computer controlled machines.
Tool and Die Maker
Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineer
PA Career Zone
National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc. (NIMS):
Machining Level 1
Materials & Safety
Benchwork & Layout
Manual Milling Skills 1
Turning Operations: Turning Between Centers
SOAR programs prepare today's student for High Priority Occupations which are tomorrow's high demand and high wage careers. Students in SOAR programs may qualify for FREE college credits at institutions in PA. See what colleges are offering SOAR credits at collegetransfer.net.
Penn College NOW Dual/Concurrent Enrollment is offered through Pennsylvania College of Technology and allows students to earn college credits in NTCC programs at no cost to students.