Almost every product made by American industry contains metal parts or is manufactured by machines made of metal parts. Over one million people are employed as machinists, tool and die makers, instrument makers, machine tool operators, set-up and lay-out people.
This program is designed to train students to set-up and safely operate machine tools such as milling machines, lathes, surface grinders, EDM’s and drill presses. Students also learn to determine dimensions and tolerances of a part to be machined, sequence of operations, and the tools, materials, and machines required to make that part from blueprint, sketch, damaged part or description of the part to be replaced. In addition to the traditional shop machines, the most modern Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment is available for students to receive hands-on experience.
|Time Commitment||Full Time, Part Time|
|Typical Program Length||20 Months|
|Scholarship/TN Promise Eligible||Yes (see Financial Aid)|
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340 Washington St
Newbern, TN 38059
Set up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 2,900
Current job openings per year: 80