Instructor- David Woods
Machine Tool Technology is a dual enrollment course taught at ACCTC. While in high school, students can take three Machine Tool Technology courses in which some hours count towards post-secondary training. Maching I focus on safety, machining terminology, basic measurements and an introduction to manual milling and turning. Maching II continues with a deeper knowlwdge of machine tooling, precision measurements and more advanced manual milling and turning. Maching III challenges students in precision measurement repeatability as well as an introduction to digital drawing and CNC milling and turning. Machine Tool Technology students will be able to use TN Promise dollars to continue their education!
The Machine Tool Technology program develops basic skills in machine tool operations and provides experience on a variety of machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, computer numerical control (CNC) machines, and the CAD-CAM. Related math, blueprint reading, precision measuring, basic metallurgy, and heat treating are included. Graduates of the Machine Tool Technology program will be able to operate the lathe, milling machines such the CNC machine, surface grinders, and perform heat treating operations.