In the Machine Tool Technology classes at Cowley College, students are
trained on machine tools that are the standard of the industry. Students
will find lathes, milling machines, precision-grinding equipment, and
many other machine tools, all of which are of state-of-the-art design.
Many of our machines are computer-controlled; students have the opportunity
to learn computer numerical controlled programming of these machines
for complex and sophisticated machining processes. Students will also
learn quality control methods using the latest measuring and inspection
instrumentation. With this type of equipment, students are able to produce
aerospace-quality projects. Industry support has made it possible to
take classes on field trips, which give greater dimension to the student
Cowley College is determined to keep the Machine Tool Technology
program updated in order to give the students the skills they need to
stay competitive in today's job market. This has been accomplished
by providing nearly one million dollars in up-to-date equipment representing
those used by industry.
In the Numerical Controlled Programming classes at Cowley College, students are
trained on Mastercam which is the industry standard program for programming CNC
machines. Students will learn how to create geometry, turn that geometry into
solids and surfaces, and then program the parts created with toolpaths so that
they can then be machined. This will include programming lathes, mills, and routers.
Students will learn how to pick the proper tools, calculate feeds and speeds
along with how to program multi-axis machines. With this training the students
will have the opportunity to work in one of the largest growing industries in
In addition to technical classes, there are four related courses required
for all students: OSHA 10, Blueprint Reading, Technical Math (or higher),
and Applied Economics. For AAS degree-seeking students, there are 15
additional specified General Education credits required.
here to see which Machine Tool classes are currently being
here to view the Machine Tool AAS Degree grid
here to view the 2-year Machine Tool Technical Certificate grid
Click here to see Numerical
Control Programming classes offered.
here to view the Numberic Control Programming Certificate
The Machine Tool Technology program is committed to providing students
with necessary skills and work ethics that give them vision enough
to adapt to a constantly changing work environment.
The Machine Tool Technology program will strive to give the student the
ability to adjust to the demands of his/her career by providing individual
and group learning experiences.