School of Business and Technology

Machine Tool Technology

Degree: Associate of Applied Science in Machine Tool Technology 


  • Level 1 Certificate in Machine Tool Technology – Computer Numerical Control Machine Operator

  • Level 1 Certificate in Machine Tool Technology – Machine Tool Operator

The Machine Tool Technology program provides training for entry-level positions in precision metalworking careers. Manual and computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines are used to develop trainee skills. Students learn to operate lathes, mills, engine lathes, surface grinders, and other precision equipment. Graduates of this program are prepared to work in. The machine tool technology prepares students to work in machine shops, quality control, and maintenance or production and leads to target jobs in deep east Texas. 

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  • Prerequisites to enter the program as a Level 1 certificate major include a high school diploma or GED. Entrance testing is not required. 
  • Students who do not have a high school diploma or GED may co-enroll as Level 1 certificate students and GED students through Adult Education and Literacy at Angelina College (936-633-4525). 
  • Students who have a high school diploma or GED may also enter the program as associate degree (AAS) students. TSI entrance scores are required.


Employers: Are you sponsoring an employee for training? Contact Lex Hernandez at or 936-633-3217 to receive registration and general updates related to the machining program at AC.

Students: Do you have questions about the program? Contact the Business and Technology Success Coach at Or, contact Donnie Randall, lead instructor, at

If you would like to meet with an instructor (optional), contact Kelli Kirkpatrick at or 936- 633-5447.        

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