Machining Technology Program

Darrell Smith
Chair Industrial and Engineering Technology Division
(940) 668-7731, ext. 4426

The Machining Technology program is designed to prepare students for a career as a machinist. Machinists typically work at factories, plants, or on construction sites. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the outlook for machinists is growing faster than average.

Most machinists are employed full-time during regular business hours. Beginning machinists can expect to make around $15 per hour, while experienced machinists can earn upwards of $20 per hour.

Curriculum includes hands-on training that teaches the student layout, blueprints, jig bore and grinder, precision measuring, CNC, lathes, G Codes, tool paths, and precision production. Curriculum also includes introduction to manual lathes and converting them to G codes, inputting the G codes into the CNC lathes or mills and producing a part or product.

Students may pursue:

  • Basic Level 1 Workforce Certificate
  • Level 1 Workforce Certificate
  • AAS in Machining Technology.