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Machining Technology Program

Employment opportunities continue to grow in northern Nevada’s emerging manufacturing industry, as a result ACE and TMCC have partnered together to offer a Machining Technology Program for high school students.

This course of study focuses on the skills required to operate and manage CNC machine tools to produce high quality, precision machined components for a wide variety of applications and industries. A machinist may be employed in industries like steel or metal manufacturing, machinery and tools manufacturing, precision machined products and components, aerospace manufacturing, and more recently, medical industry machining orthotic devices, medical instruments, and surgical implants.

The salary of a machinist may range from $24,677 to $57,321 per year depending on the location, employer, and experience.

Career Outlook

Graduates can work in small shops, large manufacturing facilities, public institutions, and governmental agencies.

Career opportunities available include:

  • Machinist
  • Machine Tool Operator
  • Tool and Die Maker
  • CNC Machine Operators/Programmers
  • CAD/CAM programmers
  • Millwright
  • Manufacturing Technicians
  • Engineering Associates and Technicians
  • Machine and tool sales
  • Shop owner