Machine Tool Technology

Certificate of Applied Science (C.A.S.)

Program Description

Machine Tool Technology is designed to prepare students as entry-level machinists in many areas, including aerospace, computer industries, job shop, gun smithing, tool and die making, Students will study machining processes and procedures using lathes, mills, drill presses, cylindrical grinders, and surface grinders.
The first year students will use a variety of manual machines, including engine lathes, horizontal and vertical mills, cylindrical grinders, surface grinders, drill presses, and radial arm drill. Students will work from blueprints and follow exact specifications and apply practical shop math to accomplish the required tasks. Much of the lab time will used for shop and project work.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate competency in their ability to operate machine shop equipment: lathes, mills, grinders, and drills
  • Demonstrate competency in their ability to read and interpret blueprints per industry standards
  • Successfully demonstrate their ability to write a procedure sheet and manufacture a part to completion in the lab
  • Apply mathematical concepts used in industry
  • Apply basic safety practices in the machine shop

Advanced Degree Opportunity

  • A.A.S. Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • A.A.S. Metals Technology

Advising / Staff

Arthur Warner - Machine Tool Instructor
(406) 447-6368

Matthew Moyer - Machine Tool Instructor
(406) 447-6369

Tammy Burke - Trades Division Chair
(406) 447-6352


Gainful Employment

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