Program Content: The purpose of the Machining program is to prepare students for employment or advanced training in the machining technology industry. Machining is critical to the manufacture of a variety of products, including automobiles, airplanes and trains and is the technology that makes these products operational. Students will learn the use of lathes, CNC machines, mills, grinders and milling machines in this program and blueprint reading and quality control.
Admissions (How to Apply):
1. Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/. Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your do list.
2. Attend a Program Information Session. Call 941.751.7900 and follow the prompts for Information Sessions. Find the next available session on our Events Calendar here: https://www.manateetech.edu/events/
3. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute. For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/
Length of Program: 1500 hours – approximately 14 months full-time to complete – approximately 2 ½ years part-time to complete
Dual Enrollment Available: Yes, for the daytime class only.
Industry Certification: National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certifications.
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.
Job Placement Rate: 100%
On-time Completion Rate: 100%
Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Machining Technologies
Required Books and Materials: Machining Technologies
Latest Employment Trends: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Regional Labor Supply Dashboard
Possible Careers and Outlook:
51-4035.00 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Estimated Total: $6,400*
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required. Price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution. State Sales Tax calculated at point of sale
Location: MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 | 941.751.7900
Start Date: August, January
Start Time: Day: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Evening: Monday – Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
For More Information: Contact Roderick Mitchell: 941.751.7900 x 1032, Email