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The Machine Tool Technology program offers both hands on learning and computer control machining. The Certifications students will receive through courses are nationally recognized. This gives graduates the best opportunity for employment and to earn higher wages. Virtually all manufactured products depend on America’s precision machining industry at some point in their production. The employer input on the program is because of the high demand for solid training in the field of metal cutting operations.

The goal of this program is to strengthen American manufacturing by building a globally competitive machining workforce. It will develop student’s knowledge and skills necessary to perform machining operations. The curriculum focuses on meeting industry standards for producing qualified graduates.

Our Graduates

Qualified machine operators are in high demand and receive good starting salaries. There are also entrepreneurial opportunities that come with this degree. Graduates of the program are able to start out as a Machinist, First Line Supervisor/Manager of Production as well as Tool and Die Maker.

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees above. A summary of our offerings is below.


CNC Production Machinist
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Machine Tool Technology
(21 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Technical Certificates

CNC Production Machinist
(31 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

Machine Tool Technology
(31 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)


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

When applying for many of our Technology programs, we encourage you to apply for either a Certificate or Technical Certificate when filling out the online application for admission, even if your end goal is to complete an Associate of Applied Science degree.  By starting at the Certificate or Technical Certificate level you will be able to earn several stackable workforce certifications.

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.

Program Outcomes

Program Locations

The Machine Tool Technology program is offered at the Ivy Tech campuses above.