Program Information

Machine Tool Technology

Available at: Acadian, Lafayette, Teche Area, TH Harris

CIP 480501
Technical Diploma (TD), Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS),
Technical Competency Area (TCA)

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An application or re-application fee and a testing fee per component are charged for each Application for Admission submitted.

AAS requires a High School Diploma or GED; TD requires Ability to Benefit

Note: Transferable General Education Courses needed to meet the requirements for the AAS are offered through a collaborative agreement with South Louisiana Community College (SLCC).

This program does not have special considerations or information.

The objectives of the Machine Tool Technology program are to provide knowledge and skills training to students to enable them to:
  • Identify and practice all of the safety rules that pertain to a machine shop.
  • Use layout tools for both precision and semi-precision layout.
  • Identify and use hand tools.
  • Identify different metals and select grinding wheels, sharpen cutting tools and drill bits.
  • Cut stock with power and hand hacksaws.
  • Cut internal and external threads by hand.
  • Identify types of drill presses, parts, and controls.
  • Calculate and adjust for feeds and speeds, drill and bore holes in various shapes and types of material including countersinking, counterboring, and spotfacing holes.
  • Identify types of lathes, their parts and controls, calculate speeds and feeds, sharpen cutting tools, identify work holding devices, file and polish in the lathe, turn tapers, and cut various thread in the lathe.
  • Identify various milling machines, their parts and controls; calculate cutting speeds and feeds; identify cutting tools, and work holding devices.
  • Cut keyways, perform gang-milling operations, and perform indexing operations.
  • Identify types of precision grinders, their parts and controls; identify and select grinding wheels; and perform dressing operations.
  • Describe the history and early uses of Computer Numerical Control (CNC), identify and use G and M codes, identify and use canned cycles and write sample programs.

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