Machine Technology

Machines keep the world moving forward.  So you’re saying machinists run the world? You bet!  Change the world – and your life – one part or tool at a time with Machine Technology at Indian Hills!

Campus Ottumwa Campus (Main)
Entry Term All Terms
Length of Program 6 Terms (18 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)


Maybe you’ve always been handy? Maybe inventing and fixing things is your happy place? That’s how we feel too! Let’s make something Life. Changing.

The need for more skilled machinists keeps growing. The world needs you more than ever! And Indian Hills Community College will get you ready. Learn to read blueprints, program tooling systems on a CNC lathe or mill, master computer-aided drafting, strengthen your communication skills, and brush up on geometric tolerances.

Whether you like getting in there to fix things yourself or you prefer designing the perfect die-cut solution on your  computer, we’ve got you covered. And we promise it’ll be Life.Changing.



What you will learn:
  • CNC programming/operation
  • CAD/CAM training
  • Manual machining skills
  • Instrumentation
  • Blueprint reading skills


Which Focus Will You Choose?

We’re accredited by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), so whichever focus you choose will get you ready for certification. So what are you waiting for? Grab the machine tools by the handles and let’s get started!

Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the Machine Technology Program Details below to see how our program at Indian Hills Community College will help you get a Life.Changing. Career as a CNC Programmer/Operator, Quality Control Technician, or an Offline CNC Programmer!


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Questions? Don’t stress. Just ask Marty!

robertsMarty Roberts, Instructor, Machine Technology
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

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


jeffJeff Long, Professor, Machine Technology
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641) 683-5111, ext. 1763 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1763