Machine Tool Technology


The Machine Tool Technology program develops basic skills in machine tool operations and provides experience on a variety of machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, computer numerical control (CNC) machines, and the CAD-CAM. Related math, blueprint reading, precision measuring, basic metallurgy, and heat treating are included. Graduates of the Machine Tool Technology program will be able to operate the lathe, milling machines such the CNC machine, surface grinders, and perform heat treating operations.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,517.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $2,253.85

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Production Machine Tender432Certificate
Machine Set-up Operator864Certificate
General Machinist1296Diploma
Machinist I1728Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
1100 Liberty Street
Knoxville, TN 37919


First Trimester: 
MTT 0001 Worker Characteristic
MTT 1010 Technology Foundation
MTT 1020 Orientation and Practical Safety
MTT 1030 Math Concepts I
MTT 1040 Engineering Drawings I
MTT 1050 Shop Theory I
MTT 1060 Benchwork & Manual Machine Tool
Second Trimester: 
MTT 0002 Worker Characteristic
MTT 2010 Math Concepts II
MTT 2020 Engineering Drawings II CAD
MTT 2030 Shop Theory II
MTT 2040 Manual Lathe
MTT 2050 Manual Milling Machine
MTT 2060 Grinding and Abrasive Machines
MTT 2070 Mfg Materials & Processes
MTT 2080 Intro to Comp Numerical Ctrl
Third Trimester: 
MTT 0003 Worker Characteristic
MTT 3010 Engineering Drawings III CAM
MTT 3020 Shop Theory III
MTT 3030 Precision Grinding
MTT 3040 Comp Numerical Ctrl Machining
Fourth Trimester: 
MTT 0004 Worker Characteristic
MTT 4010 Employability Skills
MTT 4020 Intro to Additive Mfg
MTT 4030 Shop Theory IV
MTT 4040 CNC Turning Center
MTT 4050 CNC Machining Center
MTT 4060 Electrical Discharge Machining


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