Your Future in Metal Machining Technology


Students in the Metal Machining Technology program will learn how to produce precision metal products from design concept to finished piece. They gain experience using Mastercam CAD/CAM (computer aided drafting/computer aided machining) software. The Metal Machining Technology program is taught in a blended learning environment using online web-based curriculum.




  • Bench and layout operations
  • Blueprint reading
  • Computer-aided design
  • CNC lathe operation
  • CNC milling operation
  • CNC programming
  • Manual grinding, milling, and lathe set-up and operation
  • Precision measuring tools




Extracurricular activities



Career opportunities

Learn more about career opportunities as a Metal Machinist, wage information and demand for this occupation.


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Career Pathways

Metal Machining Technology is part of the Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology Pathway. Learn if this career pathway is for you. 



Find out which skills are needed to become a Machinist. 



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Meet the Instructor

Learn more about
Metal Machining Instructor, Duane Emig.



Advanced training
and education

Although students may obtain on-the-job training through entry-level employment, it is recommended that students seek formal advanced education through apprenticeships, certificate programs, and two- and four-year colleges. 



Currently TEC's Metal Machining program articulates college credit through Ferris State University and SC4.