Offered at the Jefferson Technical and Shelby County campuses
Every product manufactured requires a machinist to be involved in some manner. Qualified machine tool technicians are needed to program, set up, operate, and supervise precision machine tools. Machine tool graduates also can 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. There are machinists, including CNC programmers and toolmakers, employed in virtually every city and town. Machinists work in welding shops, maintenance departments for companies, manufacturers and more.
Graduates of Jefferson's Machine Tool Technology program can find employment as machine set-up personnel, maintenance technicians, general machinists, apprentice tool-and-die makers, apprentice moldmakers and CNC operators/programmers.
Shelby County Campus has made a heavy investment in the latest technology to prepare graduates for employment in the world of high-tech manufacturing. The lab has 18 workstations and shop machines such as vertical milling machines, vertical machining centers, CNC lathes, CNC wire and sinker EDMs and various CAD CAM software packages. Students receive training on eight types of machine controllers. Field trips are arranged during a student's training to companies using computerized numerical controlled machines and to plants employing toolmakers and moldmakers.
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