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.