Machining Technology Program

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

The Machining Technology program is designed to prepare students for a career as a machinist. Machinists typically work in manufacturing, construction, or specialized shops. 

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.

The curriculum is designed with the outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of blueprints, bore, and grinder techniques.
  • Demonstrate the use of precision measurements.
  • Demonstrate the use of Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machining equipment.
  • Demonstrate the use of lathes, mills, and tool pathways in a production environment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of G-Code in both a manual and CNC environment.
  • Understand and demonstrate the conversion of G-Code and how it is used in a production scenario.

Students who complete the Machining Technology program at NCTC are prepared to start an exciting career with continued and expected growth.

Students may pursue: