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In the Computer Manufacturing and Machining program you will learn the fundamentals of metals, machines and machine tools. You will be instructed in the proper operation of machining equipment including the lathe, milling machine, bandsaw, grinder, drill press, Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) turning, CNC Milling, CNC Wire Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM), Sinker Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) and Computer Aided Machining (CAD, CAM, CNC) programming. Your classroom instruction will be concentrated on blueprint reading, abrasives, layout work and the manufacturing process.
Machine tool technicians make things happen. Employment opportunities are steadily increasing; almost every product manufactured requires the skills of a highly trained machine tool technician. You will find opportunities for employment in manufacturing plants, private machine shops and through self-employment.
If you want to get a bachelor’s degree, Western Kentucky University has a completer degree with courses offered either online or in Hardin County.
To see a complete course listing for each credential use the KCTCS Course Catalog.
Apply for admission to ECTC to receive information from the Admissions Office about submitting your placement test scores (ACT or COMPASS exams) and to schedule a meeting with an advisor to register for your classes.
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