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Field of Study: Machine Shop Technology


Programs in machine shop technology prepare people to use machines that make and modify metal parts.



Machine shop technology programs include topics such as:

  • Equipment operation
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Steel fabrication
  • Part assembly and testing

Many career and technical schools offer certificate programs in machine shop technology. Most community colleges offer certificate and associate degree programs in machine shop technology. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.