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Machine Tool Technology

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Hundreds of jobs in the Machine Tool Technology field are unfilled because of the lack of skilled workers. Our program was developed by employers to give students the best chance of landing their dream job.

Median Machine Tool Technology Salary in Indiana


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8,766 Annual Job Openings projected through 2020

Wage data taken from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Indiana. (2020).

About the Program

The Machine Tool Technology program offers both hands on learning and computer control machining. The Certifications students will receive through courses are nationally recognized. This gives graduates the best opportunity for employment and to earn higher wages. Virtually all manufactured products depend on America’s precision machining industry at some point in their production. The employer input on the program is because of the high demand for solid training in the field of metal cutting operations.

The goal of this program is to strengthen American manufacturing by building a globally competitive machining workforce. It will develop student’s knowledge and skills necessary to perform machining operations. The curriculum focuses on meeting industry standards for producing qualified graduates.

Our Graduates

Qualified machine operators are in high demand and receive good starting salaries. There are also entrepreneurial opportunities that come with this degree. Graduates of the program are able to start out as a Machinist, First Line Supervisor/Manager of Production as well as Tool and Die Maker.

Next Level Jobs

You may be eligible for a free certificate offered through this degree program. Learn more.

Transfer Partners

If you would like to continue your education after completing your Ivy Tech degree, we have several four-year transfer partnerships in place. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!

Program Outcomes

Completion Guide:

Completion guides provide the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week term. Courses are also numbered to show an overall number for students taking fewer classes at a time. Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take.

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