Machine Tool Technology


The work of machine tool operators, machinists, tool and die makers, industrial maintenance  personnel and those in related occupations requires skill in machining metal by such machine  tools as milling machines, lathes, grinders, drill presses, CNC milling machines, EDM machines and the ability to use precision measuring tools. The course in machine shop is designed to give students experience on a variety of machine tools similar to those on which they will work after graduation.  Instruction is given in related blueprint reading and mathematics, precision measuring, and such basic metallurgy as properties of metals, their workable characteristics, best treatment of metals, and relative hardness.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,492.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $545.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Production Machine Tender432Certificate
Machine Set-Up Operator864Certificate
General Machinist1296Diploma
Machinist 11728Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
716 McMurry Blvd East
Hartsville, TN 37074
Tri-County Extension Campus
2575 North Springs Rd
High School Only
Red Boiling Springs, TN 37150
Wilson County Campus
415 Tennessee Blvd
Lebanon, TN 37087


First Trimester: 
MTT 0001 Worker Characteristic
MTT 1010 Technology Foundation
MTT 1020 Orientation & Practical Safety
MTT 1030 Math Concepts I
MTT 1040 Engineering Drawings I
MTT 1050 Shop Theory I
MTT 1060 Benchwork & Manual Machine Tool
Second Trimester: 
MTT 0002 Worker Characteristic
MTT 2010 Math Concepts 2
MTT 2020 Engineering Drawings II CAD
MTT 2030 Shop Theory 2
MTT 2040 Manual Lathe
MTT 2050 Manual Milling Machine
MTT 2060 Grinding and Abrasive Machines
MTT 2070 Manufacturing Materials & Processes
MTT 2080 Introduction to Computer Numerical Control
Third Trimester: 
MTT 0003 Worker Characteristic
MTT 3010 Engineering Drawings III CAM
MTT 3020 Shop Theory 3
MTT 3030 Precision Grinding
MTT 3040 Computer Numerical Control Machining
Fourth Trimester: 
MTT 0004 Worker Characteristic
MTT 4010 Employability Skills
MTT 4020 Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
MTT 4030 Shop Theory 4
MTT 4040 CNC Turning
MTT 4040 CNC Machining Center
MTT 4060 Electrical Discharge Machining


NIMS certifications


Brent Burchett
615-699-2224 x106
Craig Creswell
615-547-1128 x209
William Butrum
615-374-2147 ext 123
Dale Buford

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