The demand for skilled machinist, tool makers, and machine trades people with computerized machining skills is increasing rapidly.
The Machine Technology program helps students to improve mathematical skills and hand-eye coordination. In this trade, students learn to operate a large variety of machine shop equipment such as engine lathes, vertical and horizontal milling machines, drill presses, and various types of grinding machines. Computerized wire machining and discharge ram, also the (CMM) Coordinate Measuring Machine are available in the senior course. Students also will learn how to program, set up, and operate computerized milling machines, lathes, and measuring machines, as well as EDM machining beginning in their junior year.