Machine Tool Technology


The mission of the Machine Tool Technology Program is to provide learning experiences that will enable each individual to successfully enter the machine shop trade, lead a purposeful life and contribute to the  community in which he/she lives.

The Machine Tool Technology Program is designed to provide instruction enabling students to acquire fundamental knowledge of basic machine tool operation and setup procedures as well as instruction in precision measurement, bench work, blueprint reading and shop theory.  Our program is on the “cutting edge” of the machine tool industry with an impressive 11 new machines... two Haas CNC lathes, two Haas CNC Mills, two Bridgeport mills, two Sharpe mills, two Sharpe lathes and a vertical band saw. With the machining industry going high tech, these machines are state-of-the-line quality.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,344.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $978.24

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Production Machine Tender432Certificate
Machine Set-Up Operator864Certificate
General Machinist1296Diploma
Machinist I1728Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
312 South Wilson Street
Paris, TN 38242


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Technology Foundations
Orientation and Practical Safety
Math Concepts I
Engineering Drawings I
Shop Theory I
Bench Work and Manual Machine Tools
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Math Concepts II
Engineering Drawings II & CAD
Shop Theory II
Manual Lathe I
Grinding and Abrasive Machines
Manufacturing Materials & Processes
Introduction to Computer Numerical Control
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Engineering Drawings III/CAM
Shop Theory III
Precision Grinding
Computer Numerical Control Machining
Fourth Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Employability Skills
Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
Shop Theory IV
CNC Turning Center
CNC Machining Center
Electrical Discharge Machining


Osha 10 General Industry

Books and Supplies Lists


Carlton Holland
Machine Tool Technology Instructor

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