Advanced Manufacturing/Industrial Technologies

Machine Tool Operations – CertificateMachine Tool Technology

The Machine Tool Operations program will prepare students to enter the exciting field of modern machine technology by providing them with the skills to run a machine shop and to operate specialized equipment. HGTC’s Machine Tool Operations program was developed in response to regional employers who have expressed a demand for skilled employees with solid training in this specialized field.  Certificate program courses will apply to proposed associate degree program requirements.

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For more information, contact:
Susan Greer (843) 349-5344

Career Outlook

Demand for machine operators and other machinist positions is currently high at Boeing and other aerospace suppliers.  Entry-level salaries range from $25,000 to $40,000. Graduates can work in small job shops, large manufacturers, public institutions, and governmental agencies as operators, set-up technicians, machining technicians, CNC machine programmers, CAD/CAM programmers, tool and die makers, machine and tool sales, and shop owners.

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