Machine Technology

The Machine Technology program will give you a working knowledge of the machinist trade. You will study the five basic machine tools in both theory and shop applications, along with the technical aspects of computer–controlled machines. You will also learn blueprint reading, computer–aided drafting, and geometric tolerancing. You will use skills and training from manual machines, as well as new programming techniques, to program and set up tooling systems on the CNC lathe and mill. After graduation, you will have the special skills to qualify for a position as a CNC programmer, engineering aide, machine operator, supervisor, inspector, or trainer.

Students who complete the first four terms of this program, minus the scientific systems course, receive a diploma in Machine Operations.

Program Details

Campus: Ottumwa
Entry: Any Term
Length: 6 terms (18 months)
Program: Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

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phone: (641) 683-5191 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5191

Ryan Scott: Machine Technology Graduate

Ryan Scott

I am a Master Apprentice at Haas Automation in California, one of the largest machine tool builders. The courses I took at Indian Hills gave me a very firm foundation to build on now that I am out working in the field.

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