The technology of machining has changed significantly in recent years, and professionals in the industry must be able to operate a wide range of highly advanced equipment. Utilizing lasers, water jets, and electrified wires to cut and shape different types of metals, plastics and woods, these new machines are often used to produce customized components, following specs laid out by drafters, architects and engineers.
From metallurgy and milling, to CNC operations and quality control, Salina Tech’s Machine Tool Technology Program provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the rapidly advancing machine tool industry. Students who graduate from this nine-month program have the opportunity to pursue rewarding careers as operators, technicians, quality control professionals and managers.
$28,000 – $35,000
$28,000 – $35,000
What You Will Learn
Operate machine tool equipment commonly found in industry including manual and computer controlled lathes, milling machines, drill presses, and cutting machines.
Manufacture parts from various materials in accordance with specifications from blueprints, electronic drawings, and shop sketches.
Solve quality problems using process planning, technical knowledge, teamwork, mathematics, and critical thinking.
Apply safety principles in a work environment to minimize hazards and prevent losses to productivity.
Demonstrate employability skills needed to obtain and retain employment in machine tool and related fields.
DeLoss Dulohery earned his certification and Associate of Applied Science degree in Machine Tool Technology from Salina Tech. He is NIMS certified in Manual Machining, CNC Machining and CNC Programming.
Mr. Dulohery has 8 years experience as a Machinist and Fabrication Tech. He worked for local companies, including Bergkamp Construction, The Bradbury Company and Great Plains Manufacturing prior to joining the Machine Tool Technology program in 2018.
During his time as a student at Salina Tech he was involved in Student Government, won a sliver medal at SkillsUSA and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
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