Every product manufactured in today’s advanced manufacturing industry requires the involvement of highly skilled machinists. Qualified machine tool technicians are needed to program, set up, operate, and supervise precision machine tools.
Computerized Manufacturing & Machining graduates can also become toolmakers who produce various jigs, fixtures, punches and dies, models or other specialized tooling and machines. In Kentucky and across the nation, there is an unmet need for trained machinists and technicians in the new and constantly changing advanced manufacturing industry. There are machinists, including CNC programmers and toolmakers, employed in virtually every city and town.
Students and graduates of Jefferson’s Computerized Manufacturing & Machining program can find employment as machine set-up personnel, maintenance technicians, general machinists, apprentice tool and die makers, apprentice moldmakers and CNC operators/programmers.
The Shelby County Campus has made a heavy investment in the latest technology to prepare graduates for employment in the world of Advanced Manufacturing. Our lab has18 workstations with the latest CAD/CAM software including, shop machines: vertical machining centers, CNC lathes, CNC mills, CNC plasma cutter, CNC wire and sinker EDMs and various CAD/CAM software packages. Students receive training on eight types of machine controllers.