Machine Tool Technology

Why Choose This Program?

The smallest component on microscopic surgical instruments is barely visible to the human eye. But the highly skilled machine tool technician knows it’s there and of the quality that life saving surgical treatments demand.

Whether creating microscopic surgical blades or larger, complex fasteners, graduates of the Machine Tool Technology program know how to shape metal and other rigid materials with precision.

Machine Tool Technology is a large and expanding occupational field that offers unlimited opportunities as a machine operator, machinist, or a tool and die or mold-maker apprentice. Graduates can expand to areas such as tool making, precision machining, setup specialist, inspection work, machining technician, and CNC machining including Swiss CNC turning technology.

Shape your future. Earn your Machine Tool Technology degree.

Skills Acquired

  • Setup and milling operations on Bridgeports
  • Setup and turning operations on Lathes
  • G & M code programming for CNC machines
  • CAM designing and programming software
  • CNC setup and operation
  • Multi-axis CNC Machining and Turning center programming/setup and operation

Career Choices in Machine Tool Technology

Types of Careers

  • Machinist:  Manual and CNC
  • Toolmaker
  • Moldmaker
  • CNC Operator
  • CNC Setup
  • CNC programming
  • Quality inspector

Degrees & Certificates

Machine Tool Technology AAS Degree

  • Advance CNC Technology
  • Moldmaking Technology
  • CNC Machinist

Machine Tool Technology Diploma

  • Machine Operator
  • Advanced CNC Technology
  • Moldmaking Technology
  • CNC Machinist

Clubs & Organizations

Skills USA


Bemidji State University – 2 + 2 articulation
Minnesota State University Moorhead – 2 + 2 articulation

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Contact Info

320.308.5000 or 1.800.222.1009

1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303