Academics

Machine Tool Technology

The Machine Tool Technology program has been developed as an employment avenue for students who seek a career in skilled trades. This program provides education and training courses that are usually a part of a formal tool and die maker apprenticeship. A graduate of the program is ready to then complete the on-the-job work experience through his employer that will lead to journeyman status and certification by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Students will be introduced to potential employers over the course of the program, and the student will intern at a local metal-machining company who employs apprentices. On completion of this program, the formal educational and training components of an apprenticeship will be satisfied, with on-the-job training remaining after becoming employed as an apprentice.

Career Opportunities

This curriculum prepares graduates for employment opportunities in the following skilled trades:

  • Precision machinist
  • Mold maker
  • Die maker
  • Tool maker
  • Pattern maker

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Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 63

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGLISH *3
COMMUNICATION *3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
MATHEMATICS *3
PHYS 112TECHNICAL PHYSICS I 4
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
MACTR 110PRINT READING - MECHANICAL 3
MACTR 121MACHINE TOOL OPERATION I 3
MACTR 122MACHINE TOOL OPERATION II 3
MACTR 123MACHINE TOOL OPERATION III 2
MACTR 124SPECIAL MACHINING SKILLS 2
MACTR 221MACHINING INTERNSHIP 1
MATH 130TECHNICAL ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY 5
MECTK 115PRINCIPLES OF DIMENSIONAL METROLOGY 2
MECTK 121INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING USING AUTOCAD 3
MECTK 204STATICS AND STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 4
MECTK 231INDUSTRIAL FLUID POWER 3
MECTK 232MATERIALS SCIENCE AND PHYSICAL METALLURGY 3
NCTK 110INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS 1
NCTK 210FUNDAMENTALS OF CNC PROGRAMMING 2
NCTK 212CNC MACHINE OPERATION I 2
NCTK 214CNC MACHINE OPERATION II 2
WELD 119WELDING PROCESSES 3

* See specific requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1MECTK 115; MACTR 121; Mathematics; English; MACTR 110
Spring Semester 1MECTK 121; MACTR 122; Communication; PHYS 112; NCTK 110; NCTK 212
Fall Semester 2NCTK 214; MACTR 123; Social Science; WLDTR 119; MECTK 231; MECTK 204
Spring Semester 2MACTR 124; MECTK 232; WELD 119; Humanities/Fine Arts; NCTK 210

Program Contact Information

Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department
AIT Building, Room 209
(309) 694-5171 or (309) 694-5510

Illinois Career Cluster

Manufacturing

Career Pathway:
Maintenance, Installation and Repair

Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Manufacturing
Pathway: Maintenance, Installation and Repair, Production
ICC Pathway: Machine Tool Technology

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available

Communications | English | Humanities | Mathematics | Social Science

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

Getting Started: Apply to ICC | Paying for College | Career Information: Machinists | Student Information

Certificate of Completion

CNC Machine Operator (9 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

NIMS

Employment Information

Machinists, CNC Machine Tool Programmer $15-20/hr

Certificate of Completion

Machinist(34 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

NIMS

Industry Credentials

Machinists, CNC Machine Tool Programmer$15-20/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Machine Tool Technology(63 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

NIMS

Industry Credentials

Machinist, Millwrights, Industrial Machinery Mechanics$22-33/hr

OCCUPATION BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs.

CAREER CLUSTER BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

Program transfer guides layout course work to be taken at ICC and the transfer institution to complete specific programs of study or majors.

Manufacturing Engineering programs are good options for students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree

GENERAL BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

General transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities.

For additional transfer information:
Transfer Assistance
Useful Transfer Links
Transfer Agreements

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