Machining Technology

In the machining program, students will actually learn and use precision techniques to make parts from various types of metal, using milling machines, lathes and grinders; and then assemble projects from those parts. Computers Numerical Control (CNC) operations and programming’s are the advanced courses in this sophisticated curriculum that prepares students for the high-paying jobs available in today’s global economy.

The machining technology program introduces the students to various machining operations and prepares the student to enter the metal trades industry.

Topics include:

  • Engineering Drawing
  • 3D Printing
  • Metrology
  • Basic lathe
  • Mill
  • Surface grinding
  • Computer numerical control (CNC, electrical discharge machine (EDM)
  • Programming with introduction of CAD/CAM

Expected Certificate/Degree: Certificate of Completion and 40 hrs.

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities for machining technicians exist in manufacturing industries, public institutions and governmental agencies and in a wide range of specialty machining jobs. ATC works together with the Machining/Manufacturing Alliance to bring employment opportunities and successful students together. Job search assistance and placement assistance is provided before and after graduation. Services include with employment information and resume building.

Potential Salary Range

Typical entry level salary is anywhere from $28,000 to $41,000 a year.


Location: Valle Verde ATC

Phone: (915) 831-3151