Machine Tool Technology

Machine Tool Technology teaches skills that are highly in demand throughout the country and in our region. The job prospects for graduates are great. The field will be explained in detail and you’ll have the opportunity to practice machining operations in almost every industry.

A Career in Machine Tool Technology

Modern manufacturing is an advanced, high-level industry that requires skilled workers. It is South Carolina’s second largest employment sector and pays wages that are well above the state average. The machine shop is a clear example of these advances.

Employers are highly boa technology regarded at Piedmont Technical College. Many of them sit on our advisory board. This helps to determine the curriculum and gives you a competitive advantage when you graduate.

What will I do as a Machine Tool Graduate?

Machine shops today are well-lit, ventilated, and clean. Modern CNC machines are enclosed in large numbers, so workers are less likely to be exposed to noise, dust, and lubricants that cool the workpieces during machining.

Highly skilled operators of machine tools, machinists can create parts from many materials. These technicians can produce precise parts using blueprints, sketches, or their own designs.

Program Information

Piedmont Technical College offers many pathways to a career as a Machine Tool Technology Specialist. The associate degree program gives students a thorough introduction to the field and practical experience in machining operations that are used in almost every industry. The diploma program will give you a primary specialization in machining within one year.

To help existing machinists improve or upgrade their skills, the program offers certificates in Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) and Precision Metrology. For those who do not wish to study a full-time degree, a certificate in Machine Tool Operator is available.