Machining Technology

Machining Technology

Machining Technology (MT) is designed to provide each student with the latest technological skills needed for entry in the metalworking occupations. Students have the opportunity to operate state-of-the-art equipment, such as the Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) machine. They also gain experience with the hands-on operation of standard machine tools used in the industry such as: drill presses, metal saws, lathes, milling machines & surface grinders. Related theory acquaints students with metal cutting applications, material properties, layout work, and construction & assembly of machinery. The application of mathematics and blueprint reading is also emphasized throughout the course as an integral part of all completed projects and competencies.

The Indiana County Technology Center’s (ICTC) MT program is a fully accredited NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) training and certification site. Students will have the opportunity to achieve NIMS Level 1 machining credentials as part of the course of study for the MT program.

Tooling U, a company of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), is the leading developer of online training for manufacturing companies & educational institutions. The partnerships between Tooling U & ICTC’s MT program is based on a blended-learning solution, which combines online training with hands-on instruction & lab work. Tooling U delivers a portion of the knowledge online while the ICTC MT program delivers the needed skills through hands-on learning.

If students have patience and are willing to tolerate nothing less than perfection, a career in Machining Technology may be worth a look. The students may attain an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ten-hour training course in “General Industry.”

Certifications & Agreements

Advanced Standing/Articulation Agreement

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Westmoreland County Community College
  • PA State Wide Articulation Agreement


  • OSHA
  • NIMS


    Career Opportunities

    • Machinist Apprentice
    • Tool & Die Maker Apprentice
    • CNC Operator

    441 Hamill Road
    Indiana, PA 15701

    Phone: (724) 349-6700