About Machine Technology
With a nationwide push to bring American-made products back to store shelves, it’s important to give students the skills and experiences needed to work with the machinery used in manufacturing those very products. The Machine Technology program features a state-of-the-art facility that includes the latest in technology including Computer Numeric Control (CNC) milling machines and lathes as well as a computer lab for CAD/CAM instruction.
Students will learn and practice the basic fundamentals of manufacturing throughout their 4 years in the Machine Tool Technology program. CTEi students work on our HAAS and Proto Trak CNC milling machines and CNC lathes to design and cut materials like aluminum, plastics, steel and more. Through class projects, students will learn the elements of high precision machining and manufacturing concepts such as blueprint reading, CNC programming, precision measuring, and safe setup and operation of equipment.
With our state-of-the-art software’s (Mastercam, Auto CAD Inventor and Solid Works), students learn how to design and program all of the CNC equipment.
Students in Machine Technology will train on:
Machine Technology Certifications
Students in the Machine Technology program have an opportunity to earn a number of certifications and credentials that not only demonstrate a deep understanding of industry-related content, but also make our program graduates more employable. Throughout the 4-year program, Machine Technology students may earn the following:
Graduates from the Machine Technology program who go on to attend a 2-year college have the opportunity to pursue careers as:
Quality Control Engineer
Articulation Agreements & College Credits
Graduates from our Machine Technology program may benefit from a number of articulation agreements with area colleges and universities, as listed below. These agreements save qualified students time and money, making a college education much more attainable.
Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA
- PLT105 Blueprint Reading (3 cr.)
- CAD101 Introduction to CAD (3 cr.)
Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA
- MNT101 Mechanical CAD I (3 cr.)
- MNT108 Basic Machine Operation (3 cr.)
- MNT210 Computer Numerical Control (4 cr.)*
* Students with MACWIC II or NIMS I certification will be awarded 4 college credits upon enrollment at Quinsigamond Community College.