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Machine Tool (480501)

Diploma: Diploma in Applied Science, DAS


The Machine Tool diploma is a three semester program designed to prepare students for gainful employment in the area of precision machining. The course objectives include learning safe work habits, metallurgy, precision measurement, and the set up and operation of machine tools that cut and shape metal. Lathes, milling machines, drill presses, saws, and grinders are some of the equipment used in the Machine Tool curriculum. Machine Tool graduates can become employed as a machinist, instrument maker, or CNC Operator.

• ENG 155 or equivalent test scores
• MAT 155 or equivalent test scores

Career Placement

At FDTC, we believe that education deserves results - that’s why we want to watch our students succeed in the real world. Florence-Darlington Technical College works diligently to match students with relevant jobs in our community so that they can put their hard-earned education to work. We partner with successful alumni and local businesses to ensure our students get the best possible career upon graduation. Our Career Services Office offers a variety of services to help students succeed including: resume coaching, on-campus recruiting & career fairs, online job postings, professional development workshops, personality evaluations, internship placement assistance, and other online career building resources. We encourage all students to schedule a meeting with a Career Services Coach at (843) 661-8075 to explore their post-graduation opportunities. Find out about what Career Services can do for you. What does your future look like?

Learning Goals/Objectives

Graduates will:
• Apply industry standard safety practices and specific safety requirements for different machining operations.
• Interpret blueprint information and translate it into actionable items.
• Perform set up and operation of manual machines, such as band saw, lathe, mill, and drill press.

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