Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies

Machine Tool Technology – Associate in Applied Science

The Machine Tool Technology  program will prepare students for careers in modern machine tool technology. Machinists, machine operators or die makers design or produce most familiar objects, including precision parts for vehicles and military equipment, cellphone and game console cases, golf clubs, even microbrewery equipment – all are created by skilled machinists.  Students will be required to purchase appropriate safety items and tools.

HGTC’s Machine Tool Technology program was developed in response to regional employers who have expressed a demand for skilled employees with both classroom and hand-on training using state-of-the-art equipment. This program prepares students for entry-level career opportunities in modern computer-integrated manufacturing environments as machinists, tool & die makers, production-control technicians, quality-control technicians, CNC programmers, and CNC setup and operation technicians.

For more information, contact:

Susan Greer (843) 349-5344
Brandon Haselden (843) 349-7886

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Career Outlook

Many students have jobs before graduation day; however, the earned degree and stronger skills usually mean higher wages. Entry-level salaries range from $25,000 to $40,000 and experienced machinists command salaries of $60,000+ annually. Graduates can work in small job shops, large manufacturers, public institutions, and governmental agencies as operators, machinists, set-up technicians, machining technicians, CNC machine programmers, CAD/CAM programmers, tool and die makers, machine and tool sales, and shop owners.

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer requirements for senior colleges/universities vary widely; visit www.sctrac.org for specific information. The transfer courses in this display should be regarded only as suggested courses. Each student is responsible for planning a program of study to meet the requirements of the senior college or university to which the student expects to transfer. Therefore, a student planning to transfer the first two years from HGTC to a senior college or university should visit www.hgtc.edu/academics/university_transfer.html or www.sctrac.org or obtain a copy of that institution’s catalog. For specific transfer opportunities, contact the department chair. 

 

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall    
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3
MAT 170 Algebra, Geometry, &  Trigonometry I 3
MTT 101 Introduction to Machine Tool 2
MTT 111 Machine Tool Theory and Practice I 5
MTT 120 Machine Tool Print Reading 3
  TOTAL 16
Second Semester - Spring    
ENG 155 Communications I 3
MTT 105 Machine Tool Math Applications 3
MTT 112 Machine Tool Theory & Practice II 5
MTT 130 Fundamentals of Geometric Dimensions and Tolerances 2
MTT 141 Metals & Heat Treatment 3
  TOTAL 16
Third Semester - Summer    
MTT 171 Industrial Quality Control 2
MTT 241 Jigs and Fixtures 2
MTT 249 Introduction to CAM 3
MTT 250 Principles of CNC 3
  TOTAL 10
Fourth Semester - Fall    
EGR 275 Introduction to Engineering/Computer Graphics 3
MTT 251 CNC Operations 3
MTT 253 CNC Programming and Operations 3
MTT 254 CNC Programming I 3
WLD 116 Welding 2
  Humanities 3
  TOTAL 17
Fifth Semester - Spring    
ENG 160 Technical Communications 3
MTT 113 Machine Tool Theory & Practice III 5
MTT 255 CNC Programming II 3
MTT 259 EDM Programming and Operations 3
or    
MTT 270 Operation/Programming of Coordinate Measuring Machines  
PSY 103 Human Relations 3
  TOTAL 17
 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

76