• About the Program (CIP Code: 48.0501)

    A student in the Machine Technology program will be introduced to the skills used in the precision metalworking industry. Students will be instructed on how to develop a process plan; how to produce and/or repair parts; how parts fit and work together; how to use a variety of metal working equipment; how to program and produce products on the computer controlled (CNC) machines; and how to make accurate quality control checks. Skills obtained in this area are highly transferable to many production, manufacturing, and mechanical engineering careers.

    Skills:

    • Blueprint Reading
    • Lathe Operation
    • Milling Machines
    • Drill Presses
    • Band Saws
    • Precision Grinding
    • Computer Controlled Milling
    • Computer Controlled Turning
    • Introduction to Metrology
    • Tool and Machine Maintenance

     

    Recommended High School Courses:

    • English/Communications
    • Mathematics - Basic Math, Algebra, Geometry
    • Computer Basics
    • Applied Sciences, Physics
    • Industrial Arts, Mechanical Drawing, Computer Aided Drafting

     

    Certifications:

    Industry Recognized/Providers

    • NIMS CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations/National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc
    • NIMS CNC Turning: Programming Setup & Operations/ National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc
    • NIMS Machining Level I/ National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc
    • NIMS Machining Level I CNC Milling/ National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc
    • NIMS Machining Level I CNC Turning/ National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc
    • NIMS Machining Level I Manual Drill Press Operations/ National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc
    • NIMS Machining Level I Manual Milling/ National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc
    • NIMS Machining Level I Manual Surface Grinding/ National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc
    • NIMS Machining Level I Manual Turning Between Centers/ National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc
    • NIMS Machining Level I Manual Turning with Chucking/ National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc
    • NIMS Machining Level I Measurement, Materials and Safety/ National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc
    • NIMS Machining Level I Job Planning, Benchwork, Layout/ National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc
    • OSHA CareerSafe/(OSHA)

     

    BCAVTS Additional and/or Details to Industry Recognized/Providers

    • S/P2 Soft Skills
     
     
    Accreditations:
    • NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills)

     

    Articulation Agreements:

    • Butler County Community College
    • New Castle School of Trades
     

    The Machine Technology program currently offers advanced placement opportunities with these post-secondary schools:
    Upon successful completion of the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), written and skills exams, students may receive fifteen technology credits from Butler County Community College’s Manufacturing Technology program.