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Machine Tool Technology (480501)

Degree: Associate in Applied Science, AAS


The Machine Tool Technology program is designed to teach manufacturing processes and methods using both manual and computer-controlled machine tools. Basic skills will be developed on a variety of machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, Wire EDM and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines. Employment opportunities include machinist, tool inspector, and tool and die maker, methods technician, manufacturing process technician, quality and production control technician.

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

In the Real World

Machinists and tool and die makers set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled and mechanically controlled machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools.

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 basic and advanced setup and operation of a CNC lathe and CNC mill.
• Perform setup and operation of manual machines, such as band saw, lathe, mill, and drill press.

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