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Machine Tool Trades

Effective Fall 2022: The Machine Tools Trades program will be merged into the Precision Machining Technology program. Existing students are advised to continue to meet with their Academic Success Advisor.

About the Program

This program prepares students for employment and advancement in the machine tool field. Machinists are skilled workers who set up and operate machinery to produce precision tools and instruments. They are able to read and interpret blueprints, use common hand tools, set up and operate metal cutting machines and use precision measuring instruments. Advanced placement in this program is possible for experienced machinists.

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Why study at CLC?

Our Machine Tools courses are approved by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship Training, and the National Institute for Metalworking (N.I.M.S.) national certification program. The program offers apprenticeship opportunities and N.I.M.S. national credentialing credit. MasterCAM certification is also available.