Machine Tool Technology

Associated Teachers/Faculty

Mr. Matthew Coye, Mr. David Sommerville

Career Program Description

Students attending the Machine Tool Technology program will learn how to manufacture metal parts using lathes, milling machines, drilling machines, and grinders. Students will design on Computer Aided Design (CAD) software and build components to make a mini engine, tooling, robotics parts and other projects.

Students will be able to program Computer Numerical Control (CNC) by using Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software as well as programing the machine directly. They will learn how to hold and cut different shapes and materials within given dimensions. Students will also be exposed to and trained in new technologies such as Additive Processes (3D Printing) as well as industry-standard computer software MasterCam and SolidWorks.

Career Paths

  • Precision Machinist
  • CNC Setup Programmer
  • Quality Control (QC)
  • Engineering: more education will be required
  • Toolmaker
  • Journeyman Machinist
  • Research and Development

Related Activities

  • Central Maine Community College Articulation agreements (8 credits)
  • Southern Maine Community College Articulation agreements (6 credits)
  • Central Maine Community College Dual enrollment agreements (4 credits)
  • National Robotics League (NRL)