WHAT DOES A MACHINE/TOOL TECHNICIAN DO?

A career as a machine tool technician is cut-out for students who enjoy using their hands to make something work.  Our graduates apply their knowledge and skill to plan, manufacture, assemble, test and repair parts as well as mechanisms and machines.  If you have strong math skills and like a challenge, this career is for you!
Career Forecast Stable OutlookAverage Salary $40,970on campus

Learning at Washburn Tech

student working on machine

Learning at Washburn Tech

In this program, you will learn to read technical information on blueprints along with sketching, angles, tapers, gearing and precision measuring. Instruction also includes hands-on training in the operation of machine tools, such as the engine lathe, milling machine, surface grinder, drill press, computerized numerical control milling machine and computerized numerical control lathe. Upon completion, you will earn a 48 credit hour technical certificate. You also may be eligible to complete an associate or more advanced degree at Washburn University.

CERTIFICATIONS: NIMS, OSHA-10

Jobs and Salaries

CAREER FORECAST: stable outlook
Job candidates who can operate multiple machines have the best opportunities for employment and advancement. The data below refers to surveyed wages and average annual job openings in the state of Kansas due to growth and net replacement.

Average Salary

$40, 970

(2018)

Projected Job Openings

83

(annually)

Projected Job Growth

-9%

(2016-2026)

Morning

LENGTH
2 years

PROGRAM BEGINS
Every August

SCHEDULE
MON - FRI; 8-11:10am

Afternoon

LENGTH
2 years

PROGRAM BEGINS
Every August

SCHEDULE
MON - FRI; 11:45am-2:55pm

Full-day

LENGTH
1 year

PROGRAM BEGINS
Every August

SCHEDULE
MON - FRI; 8am-2:55pm

Program Cost

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify, and have a high school diploma or GED. To set-up an appointment with a financial aid counselor, call 785.670.3360.

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