Advanced Machine Tool Technology

Course Requirements
ID Title Class Lab Credits
MTTN101R CNCI - G&M Code Programming
(MTTN106R or POI*)
2 3 3
MTTN102R Blueprint Reading with GD&T 2 2 3
MTTN104R Machine Tool Math 3 0 3
MTTN105R Introduction to Inspection 2 2 3
MTTN106R Machining Processes I 3 2 4
MTTN201R CNC II - CNC Operations, CAM
3 2 4
MTTN204R Machining Processes II(MTTN106R) 3 2 4

Prerequisite & Co-requisites are listed in parentheses.
*Permission of Instructor

Graduates from this certificate program are encouraged to continue their studies by pursuing an Associate Degree in General Studies with a concentration in Advanced Machine Tool Technology. For details on this Associate Degree, please contact the Program Director for consultation.


(Minimum enrollment of 10 for program to run)

For more information about this program, please contact Scott Lazzaro,

603-542-7744 x5429

The Advanced Machine Tool Technology Certificate is designed to offer students comprehensive technical training that provides an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the machine tool trade. This innovative, state of the art course of study leverages community resources in an effort to build and sustain a well-trained/well-educated workforce that will meet the machine tool industry needs of today and in the future. Upon completion of this program the graduate will be able to: (1) Demonstrate an understanding of the varying roles and responsibilities within the machine tool industry; (2) Demonstrate knowledge of manufacturing process, machine selection, fixture work holding needs, and basic cutting tools, with proper use and application to produce a product to customer requirements; (3) Demonstrate competency and safety while operating machine tools; (4) Read technical drawings; (5) Define terms specific to blueprints; (6) Interpret and apply dimensions and tolerances as defined in the "ASME Y14.5-2009" standard; (7) Perform applied machine tool math functions; (8) Interpret multi-view drawings with orthographic views, auxiliary views, and section views: (9) Interpret thread series and notations, surface finish marks, revision blocks, title blocks, line types/weights and notes; (10) Perform operations within the high precision tolerances requirements of the industry; (11) Write programs for basic parts using G & M Code programming language; (12) Use the Cartesian coordinate system to define tool path geometry; (13) Describe the basic operations employed on a CNC Mill; (14) Describe the basic operations employed on a CNC Lathe; (15) Read and understand an existing CNC program in order to anticipate operations to be performed; (16) Determine speeds and feeds of materials and tooling; (17) Write programs using cutter compensation; (18) Write programs using canned cycles; and, (19) Identify and describe the properties of various materials such as but not limited to steel, aluminum alloys, alloy materials and composite materials.

Graduates of the Advanced Tool Technology program may find employment as machinists, computer-controlled machine tool operators, numerical tool and process control programmers, tool and die makers, and mold makers. Graduates with previous employment experience in the machine tool industry may also use this program as a basis for promotion to supervisory or administrative positions.

Admission Requirements:

  • General requirements for admission listed in the catalog
  • High school credits in math and sciences (algebra and geometry suggested)

It is highly recommended that students taking classes in this certificate program have proficiency in basic computer skills.

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