MCTC's Machine Tool Technology program will give you the technical and problem-solving skills needed to work in the metals manufacturing and processing industries. You will receive a solid foundation in basic skills, plus extensive instruction in advanced manufacturing processes. During the program, you will practice the art of traditional machining while you learn the applications of computers, including: computer-integrated machining, computer aided design and manufacturing, and computer programming. You will also be trained in important safety and measurement techniques, learn how to interpret detailed blueprints, and perform key mathematical calculations. You will receive hands-on experience as you perform the turning, milling, drilling and grinding concepts learned in the classroom. In addition, you will have the opportunity to work with other class members on team projects to develop valuable teamwork and communications skills that reflect those needed in the industrial setting. To enroll in the Machine Tool Technology program, you should be in good physical condition, as some heavy lifting is required. You should also have good hand-eye coordination to perform tasks necessary in the profession. Measuring devices and hand tools are provided. However, over the course of the program, you will be encouraged to purchase your own tools. Schedule a laboratory tour and discuss the program by calling Kim Munson at 612-659-6093. MCTC's Machine Tool Technology program is a member college of 360�, a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Center of Excellence in Manufacturing and Applied Technology. Visit their website at www.360mn.org for more information on career ladder programs offered by 360�colleges and Bemidji State University. Where You Could Work: Medical and aerospace manufacturers, Prototype and tool-making manufacturers, Semiconductor and service parts manufacturers, Parts production companies, Parts repair facilities
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