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Machine Tool Technology

818 Dunwoody Boulevard Minneapolis, Minnesota

About the program

Machining is crucial to the field of precision manufacturing, especially in Minnesota. At Dunwoody, you will learn both manual and computer-controlled machining in a state-of-the-industry machine tool facility.

Train in Solidworks and MasterCAM software. Complete hands-on projects on both manual machines and those using advanced manufacturing processes, including CNC (computer numeric controlled) lathing, CNC milling, wire EDM (electrical discharge machining), and sinker EDM. Learn mold and die making and how to plan, layout, and inspect machining jobs. Show your creative thinking by using your machining skills to create a Rube Goldberg machine or a mold for use on a Dunwoody’s plastic injection machine.

Course work is closely aligned with standards set forth by National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS), which means employers have confidence that you’ll be ready to work on day one.

Due to high demand, most machine tool students can find full-time employment in the field long before graduation. In fact, many will be working in a shop within just the first year of the program.

This degree directly transfers into Dunwoody’s Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Technology.

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Associates Degree
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2 Years
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