School of Business and Technology

Machine Tool Technology

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. The students will learn to operate lathes, mills, engine lathes, surface grinders, and other precision equipment. Graduates of this program are prepared to work in machine shops, quality control, and maintenance or production. 

 The objectives of the program are:

  1.       To provide education and training for entry-level machine tool technicians.
  2.       To provide education and training skills and competencies of existing machine tool technicians.
  3.       To provide flexible education and training curriculum for full-time, part-time and apprenticeship students.

In Texas, the average annual salary for machinists is more than $43,300

Steps to Enroll

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Machine Tool Technology Level 1 Certificate

The Machine Tool Technology Level 1 certificate is part of the Machine Tool Technology program at Angelina College. 

  • 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 Fanny Luna at fluna@angelina.edu to receive registration and general updates related to Machine Tool Technology at AC.

Employer relations contact: Fanny Luna; fluna@angelina.edu; 936-633-5321


Do you have questions about the Machine Tool Technology program? Contact Jorge Valdes at jvaldes@angelina.edu; 936-633-5289. 

Once you have registered for classes, sign up for a cohort meeting (optional) by contacting Kelli Kirkpatrick at kkirkpatrick@angelina.edu or 936-633-5447. At this meeting, you will meet instructors, network with employers, and learn tips for the successful and timely completion of your certificate.

Session 3

February 15, 2023
9 am – 11 am

*Graduation Celebration

May 11, 2023
5 pm – 7 pm


May 13, 2023
time TBD

Suggested Schedule

New students may enter under any term listed as long as courses are open for registration.

Fall 2022

*F = full 16-week session (8/22/22 – 12/8/22); F1 = first 8-week session (8/22/22-10/13/22); F2 = second 8-week session (10/17/22-12/8/22)



Credit Hours

MCHN 1438

Basic Machine Shop I



MCHN 2431

Operation of CNC Turning Centers



TECM 1301

Industrial Mathematics




Total Hours 


Spring 2023

** S = full 16-week session (1/17/23 – 5/11/23); S1 = first 8-week session (1/17/23-3/9/23); S2 = second 8-week session (3/20/23-5/11/23)



Credit Hours

MCHN 2434

Operations of CNC Machining Centers



DFTG 1325 or WLDG 1337




Total Hours 


National Center for O*NET Development. Local Wages: 51-4041.00 – Machinists. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved July 31, 2022, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/localwages/51-4041.00?zip=75904