Machining Technologies

Machining Technologies - Manatee Technical College

Prepare for: National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification
Train to be: Machine and Mill Operator

  • Gain hands-on experience operating and setting up manual mills, lathes and grinders; then advance to operating and programming CNC mills and lathes.
  • Learn blueprint reading and tolerances as well as the use of precision measuring tools like micrometers, dial calipers, gage blocks and pins.
  • Earn valuable industry certifications that will remain with you for life.
  • Prepare for entry into a variety of high-paying workforce opportunities such as job shops, medical device manufacturers and precision controls manufacturers.

Program Details:

For program details and cost click here: Machining TechnologiesProgram Information Sheet

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Florida Department of Education: Frameworks

Possible Careers and Outlook:
51-4035.00       Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal, and Plastic
51-4041.00       Machinists

Admissions (How to Apply):

1. Apply to MTC at 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. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session handout: Click Here
3. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session video: Click Here
4. Complete your “To-Do List” at
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:

For more information: contact

MTC is not an I-20 institution.


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