Machine Tool Technology


Virtually all manufactured products depend on America's precision machining industry at some point during their production. The Machine Tool Technology program was developed from employer input - employers who know the demand for solid training in this specialized field of metal cutting operations for the creation of machined parts, specialized tooling molds, dies and prototypes.

Mission Statement
The Machine Tool Technology Program develops the knowledge and skills necessary to perform machining operations in order to strengthen American Manufacturing by building a globally competitive machining workforce.  The curriculum is focused on meeting industry standards skills for producing competent certified graduates.


Machine Tool Technology (21 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

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Technical Certificates:

Technical Certificate (31 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

The Technical Certificate in Machine Tool Technology can be earned on the way to acquiring the Associate of Applied Science degree. Many available jobs require advanced education beyond the high school diploma. Technical Certificate programs provide education in conceptual and technical skills for specific occupations. The program content is designed to develop competency in the comprehension of general and technical skills. Certificate programs require mastery of basic reading, writing, mathematical and quantitative skills.

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This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses.


Associate of Applied Science (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree programs are two-year programs that prepare students for careers, career changes and career advancement. Students who need to take longer to complete the degree because of job or family obligations can take the program over a longer period of time. AAS programs may also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. These programs offer education in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The program content, which is approximately 30% general education and 70% professional/technical, provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professional/technical skills. The general education courses equip students with the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills to compete successfully in the job market. Professional/technical courses equip students with the skills to obtain employment and to advance in the workforce.

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Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses, part-time and part-time with college prep courses.

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

The Machine Tool Technology program is offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses:

Central Indiana (Indianapolis)
Dan Flick, Chair
(317)  921-4810
Kokomo (Kokomo)
Ron Thibos, program chair
(800) 459-0561, ext. 560
North Central (South Bend, Warsaw)
For more information contact:

Monty Timm at 574-289-7001, ext. 5384 or

Gerhard Koehlinger at 574-267-5428 ext. 7442 or For appointments, please use extension 7207.

Northeast (Fort Wayne)

Deb Pitzer, Program Chair

Northwest (East Chicago, Valparaiso)
Richmond (Richmond)
Wabash Valley (Terre Haute)

  • C&A Tool
  • Major Tool and Machine
  • Greatbatch

  • Machinist
  • First Line Supervisor/Manager of Production
  • Tool and Die Maker