Machine Tool

1 or 2 Year Program

Machine Tool is designed to expose students to state of the art industrial equipment. Students learn functions and capabilities of engine lathes, drill presses, milling machines, grinders, cut-off saws, Computer Aided Drafting, and radial drills. Computer controlled milling and manufacturing processes are taught using the latest technology in the machine industry.  Second year students prove mastery of the machines and techniques used to make an advanced project. Students may earn Algebra II credit in this class through successful completion of curriculum in addition to the state mandated math curriculum.

Success Indicators

Success Indicators are recommendations of benchmarks that students should have to be successful when enrolled in this Career & Technical Education course.

Center Wide Success Indicators

  • Regular Attendance
  • Shows Initiative
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Credit Healthy

Program Specific Success Indicators


  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Tool & Dye Maker
  • CNC Operator
  • CNC Programmer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Tooling Designer
  • Shop Supervisor
  • Machine Repair 

Additional Info on Careers, Wages & More

Articulated College Credits

Students must complete a full year (2 semesters) in the program earning a B (3.0) or higher grade each semester to be eligible.

Current List of Articulated College Credits

Embedded High School Credits

Career center programs offer the student the opportunity to receive high school academic credit upon program completion. Students MUST be a program completer to earn these credits. A program completer is defined as a student who has completed all 12 segments of the curriculum AND earned a 2.0 (C) or higher GPA per semester in the program. Credits are granted by the student's local high school and determined by their counselor.

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