Machine Technology

Design and manufacture products ranging from simple household items to machines and complex aerospace technology components.

Your only limit is your imagination, as you learn design, programming, welding and hands-on machine fabrication skills to turn raw materials into just about any finished product – motorcycle frames, robots, custom car parts, artwork, household items, precision machine parts for aircraft and more. You’ll learn to use plasma burn systems, CNC machining and turning centers and all machine tools associated with machine building. Your projects will be enhanced through 3-D solid graphics as you simulate projects prior to the layout and build process. Graduate ready for post-secondary technical colleges, apprenticeships or immediate entry into the machining, welding/fabrication and machine building industries.


Students have the opportunity to acquire the following certifications:

  • National Institute for Metalworking Skills
  • CNC Level 1 Milling
  • CNC Level 1 Turning

Student Organization

What skills will I learn?

  • Machine building
  • Fabrication
  • CNC programming & machining
  • Welding – TIG, MIG & stick
  • Plasma cutting & burning
  • Tube and sheet bending & forming
  • MasterCam programming & design
  • Precision turning, milling & grinding

What types of equipment are used:

  • CNC plasma burn table
  • CNC machining & turning centers
  • TIG, MIG, & stick welders
  • PCs with MasterCam design software
  • Tube-bending & fabrication equipment
Where do you want to go?

Machinist, Aerospace Machinist, Tool Maker Apprentice, CNC Setup Programmer, Precision Parts Inspector, Tool & Die Apprentice, Mechanical Technician, CNC Machinist, Moldmaker, Machine Repairman, Welding Fabricator, Mechanical Engineer

Manufacturing Technologies Career Field


Year 1

4.0 elective

Year 2

4.0 elective



Ohio College Tech Prep

Career Technical Credit Transfer Program