Machine Tool Technology

The Machine Tool program is a must for anyone who wishes to pursue an interest in manufacturing or engineering which would include: welding, machining, fabrication, sheet metal, automotive, construction, architecture, or auto racing. Emphasis on appropriate work based safety, shop management, process control, professional demeanor and work attitudes are inclusive in the curriculum. Past projects include tool boxes, all types of welding, center and drift punches, case hardening, rings, race car parts, and go-carts. Courses in the Machine Tool Program are not only project based, but also include math and drafting components.


  • Machinist
  • Tool Maker
  • Die Maker
  • Layout Specialist
  • Part Programmer
  • CNC Machinist
  • Supervisor
  • Floor Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer/Technician
  • Inspector
  • Machine Tool Designer
  • Process Planner


Students will develop competencies that will prepare them for entry level employment and/or post-secondary options, including certification programs, associate or bachelor degrees. 


Enduring Understanding

As a result of completing the Machine Tool Technology program students will understand that:

  • Following protocol and safety procedures will produce a safe work setting.
  • Solutions to a design in the manufacturing process are influenced by desired function, constraints, and technology.
  • The constant evolution of modern manufacturing creates new demands and innovations in production processes.
  • Manufacturing influences our economy.


Skills USA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Together they prepare for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. including health occupations. 

For more info, see or email Mr. Shaw.

In 2013 the Machine Tool Technology program teamed up with NASA to be a part of the High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH) program. The students selected to work on the HUNCH team are manufacturing parts for use on the International Space Station!!

Advisory Committee

Advisory committees serve the CTE programs by acting as liaison between the educational institution and the public. The prinicipal purpose for CTE program/advisory committees is to promote greater cooperation between career and technical education and the private sector in preparing individuals for employment, promoting quality career and technical education and making the career technical education system more responsive to the labor market.

CTE program/advisory committees have three major roles. They are to advise, assist and provide support and advocacy for quality career and technical education. It is through these roles that CTE program/advisory committees work with instructors and administrators to initiate policies, procedures and methods that help strengthen and modernize career and technical education.

Improving the quality of career and technical education can be directly linked to the degree of involvement, participation and commitment of the CTE program/advisory committees. If you would like to be involved in shaping the future of education at MWVCTC and have the skills/background to benefit the Machine Tool Technology Program, please email Mr. Shaw for more information.