Featuring a new, student-designed continuously variable transmission, the college’s single-seat, off-road vehicle finished eighth out of 96 cars in the endurance race at Baja SAE Tennessee Tech.
About this program
Small and medium-sized manufacturing operations need skilled machinists and toolmakers to keep their production lines running smoothly. When you study Machine Tool Technology, you’ll explore what it takes to play a vital role in this high-demand field. Coursework covers all aspects of machine operations from theory and design to CNC programming. Learn how to setup and manage mill and lathe operations. Use specialized software to create custom machined parts. Through hands-on training in state-of-the-art labs, you’ll take away an advanced skills that will allow you to score a variety of careers in machine shops and manufacturing industries as diverse as your interests.
- CNC technician
- Manufacturing assistant
At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.
Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.
- Mill Applications (MTT128)
- Lathe Applications (MTT129)
- Introduction to CAD/CAM (CIM102)
- CNC Machining & Programming I (CIM104)
- CNC Machining & Programming II (CIM124)
- CAD/CAM (CIM220)
- Quality Control with GD&T (MTT131)
- Machine Tool Applications (MTT213)
- Fixture Design & Fabrication (MTT222)
- Electrical Discharge Machining (CIM205)
- Abrasive Machining & Heat Treatment (MTT216)
- Introduction to Metallurgy (MSC106)
Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.
Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.
Larry A. Ward Machining Technologies Center
Thanks to alumni Larry Ward's generous $1 million+ donation, the machining lab has undergone extensive renovations, including 50 new machines for the 14,299 square-foot lab. Check it out!
Seeing is believing.
Think Penn College might be a good fit for you? Make plans to visit and discover what hands-on learning is all about. Academic Tours allow you to explore labs and get to the core of your future program. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into your academic area of interest, opt for a Self-Scheduled Personal Tour. Comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.
Wednesday, May 258:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)
Sunday, June 268:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)
Saturday, July 238:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)
Friday, July 298:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)
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- SASC, Rm. 1068
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Work with experts to become an expert
Penn College's strong corporate partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.
Your knowledge in practice
Internships are key for career preparation. Apply your knowledge to the workplace and learn about the industry first-hand.
The community as their classroom
Follow your passion
Lead and put your skills to the test
Join other students, across various majors, and apply your skills to design a vehicle to compete in regular Baja SAE competitions.
Participation in SkillsUSA gives students a chance to compete in more than 80 national competitions.
Student Organizations at Penn College
Your college experience is about more than the classroom. Join one of 65+ clubs and organizations, or create your own.
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