Manufacturing Technology-Machining

Learn to be a “maker” to produce things we hold, see and use every day!

Note: As we continue to monitor and adjust our schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot guarantee immediate placement into a program for adult students. There is a waitlist for those who are not immediately placed.

The manufacturing industry is involved in producing almost everything we see and use every day, and students in the Manufacturing Technology-Machining program learn to become “makers” of almost anything. With plenty of employment options, professional machinists are detail oriented problem solvers. Students quickly learn to understand the impact they have on the vital US manufacturing community. Blueprint reading, applied math, precision measurement, and proper tool usage are tools of the trade, as they learn to write programs from blueprints, work with computer-aided-machining (CAM) software, and learn quality control techniques in operating engine lathes, vertical mills, computer numerical control turning centers (lathes), and computer numerical control vertical machining centers (mills).



Employment Opportunities

Automotive Parts Manufacturers Aviation Manufacturers Custom Engine and Motorcycle Shops Department of Defense Contractors Energy Sector, Job Shops Medical Parts Manufacturers Precision Tooling Manufacturers Valve Manufacturers

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Manufacturing Technology-Machining Majors

About this Occupation

From producing one of a kind, precision components to thousands of parts in exact detail, the manufacturing technology-machining program will help you get there!

Learn from Experienced Instructors

Kent Skinner

Manufacturing Technology-Machining instructor

Kent Skinner teaches Manufacturing Technology-Machining at the Portland Campus. He obtained his Precision Machining Certificate from Mid-America Technology Center in Wayne, Oklahoma, and previously worked as a Production Machine Operator/Electronics Tech 3 at Smith and Nephew, as well as Lead Machinist for BOS Solutions.

Julia Southern

Manufacturing Technology-Machining daytime instructional assistant and evening instructor

Julia Southern serves as daytime instructional assistant, and evening instructor in the Manufacturing Technology-Machining program at the Portland campus. She earned an Associate of Applied Science in Manufacturing Technology from Oklahoma City Community College, and a Bachelor of Science in Career Tech Workforce Development and teacher certification in Trade and Industrial Education, both at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Julia is also a member of the Francis Tuttle Full Circle Society, as well as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, a National Leadership and Honors Organization.