Machine Tool Tech

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All program maps reflect the 2017-2018 catalog requirements

  • Machine Tool Technology, Associate of Applied Science

    This two-year degree will prepare you with the skills required in the machinist's trade with a combination of classroom learning and hands-on learning on manual lathes, milling machines, band saws, surface grinders, drill presses, and other equipment.

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  • Machine Tool Technology, One-year certificate

    This one-year certificate will give students a balanced machining experience in a variety of areas, including manual machines, CNC machines, and inspection practices.

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  • CNC Machinist Certificate

    This accelerated one-year certificate program trains students on the basics of CNC operation as well as CNC programming.

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  • Why Machine Tool Tech
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  • Why Should You Choose Machine Tool Tech?

    Machining is an exciting career field with almost limitless potential for growth. Machinists are in high demand nationwide. Precision machinists create the things that make modern technologies possible. Machinists use a variety of machinery and tools to shape raw materials into a finished product. Advancements in 3D modeling, 3D printing, and robotics are taking the industry into new areas previously thought impossible. Often a machinist will see a project through from initial prototyping to the finished product. Many things--from automotive parts to advanced robotics to medical implants to the space program--rely on precision machinists.Everything from automotive parts to advanced robotics, medical implants to the space program rely on precision machinists. Being a machinist is a great fit for people who want to work in a high-demand industry with the latest technology, but also like to create and build things with their hands. The work is very challenging, technical, and satisfying; and at the end of the day you can see the results of your skills and effort.

  • Career Information

    All career information and statistics listed below are based off of the State of Oregon.

    Information on associated occupations, cost of attendance, loan debt for completers, and on-time completion rates for certificates can be found under Gainful Employment.

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