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Machine Tool Technology
Hundreds of jobs in the Machine Tool Technology field are unfilled because of the lack of skilled workers. Our program was developed by employers to give students the best chance of landing their dream job.  
Median Machine Tool Technology Salary in Indiana
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Annual Machine Tool Technology Salary Range
$39,932 - $66,838
Wage data taken from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Indiana. (2021).

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.

Next Level Jobs

Indiana Next Level Jobs

You may be eligible for a free certificate offered through this degree program. Learn more.

Transfer Partners

If you would like to continue your education after completing your Ivy Tech degree, we have several four-year transfer partnerships in place. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree and certificate option in the dropdown above.

Academic Catalog: Review the program degree requirements and course descriptions.


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

Completion Guide

Completion guides provide the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week term. Courses are also numbered to show an overall number for students taking fewer classes at a time. Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take.

Associate of Applied Science - Machine Tool Technology

Associate of Applied Science - Machine Tool Technology - CNC Pathway

Program Locations

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