Machining Technology

Milling a Masterpiece from Metal

Fabricate finished goods from a wide variety of materials. Students will learn to create parts with high precision through the use of CAD/CAM software, G-Code, and CNC equipment. 

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Rick Maes

"As someone who's always enjoyed making things, the machine shop piqued my ...

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Rick Maes
Dixie Tech Student

"As someone who's always enjoyed making things, the machine shop piqued my interest. With little prior knowledge, I wanted to expand my skills. My goal now is to design and fabricate UTV parts."

Rick Maes
Rick Maes
Dixie Tech Student
Bryce Christiensen

"I took a chance on machining and discovered how interesting and challenging ...

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Bryce Christiensen
Dixie Tech Student

"I took a chance on machining and discovered how interesting and challenging it can be. The program has honed my problem-solving skills. Now I look forward to a machining career and someday opening my own business."

Bryce Christiensen
Bryce Christiensen
Dixie Tech Student
Barry Reinherz
"As someone who finds joy in creating, the machining program at Dixie Tech aligns perfectly ...
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Barry Reinherz
Dixie Tech Student
"As someone who finds joy in creating, the machining program at Dixie Tech aligns perfectly with my passion for making stuff."
Barry Reinherz
Barry Reinherz
Dixie Tech Student

Program Overview

Learn more about our Accredited machining Technology program

The Machining Technology Program trains students how to use machine tools to produce complex
parts used in every industry, from the machines they use to produce their product. Machinists are
trained to use various turning, milling, grinding, and computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines to
produce these complex parts. Machinists are also tasked to interpret drawings to process the desired
part. The Machining Technology Program is structured to give students a solid foundation in the core
fundamentals of machining and launch a career in a field that is always in high demand.

 As a student of this program, you will:

    • Master machining fundamentals.
    • Understand CNC principles and then put them to work.
    • Dive into shop safety practices.
    • Setup and run CNC machines.
    • Learn CAD/CAM basics. 

Attainable Certificates include:

    • Accredited Dixie Technical College Certificate

This program prepares you for CAREERS such as:

  • Machinists – Median Income $49k year, with top earners at $72k year.*

*Source: careeronestop.org

Total Tuition and Course Fees:



Program Length:

10 Months

Credit Hours


High School: Open to Juniors & Seniors. Tuition is waived for high school students, however they are still responsible for course fees, textbooks and additional costs.

Upcoming start dates:

August 12, 2024 | 11:00am – 4:00pm | Mon – Thu (Friday lab | 8am – 12pm)

January 7, 2025 | 7:00am – 12:00pm | Mon – Thu (Friday lab | 8am – 12pm)

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what you’ll learn

Machining Technology

In our Machining Program, you’ll explore crafting intricate designs from diverse materials with precision. You’ll master various machines, refining blueprint interpretation and hands-on fabrication, unlocking boundless creative potential.


Term 1

Core Machining Courses (11 credit hours)

TEMT 1000: Machining Fundamentals 3 credit hours

TEMT 1100: Mill Concepts 3 credit hours

TEMT 1200: Lathe Concepts 3 credit hours

TEMT 1500: Measuring Analysis – 2 credit hours

Term 2

Advanced Machining Courses (19 credit hours)

TEMT 1150: CNC Mill Concepts 3 credit hours

TEMT 1300: CNC Mill Programming 3 credit hours

TEMT 1250: CNC Lathe Concepts 3 credit hours

TEMT 1350: CNC Lathe Programming – 3 credit hours

TEMT 1010: Career Success  1 credit hour

TEMT 1450: CNC II – 6 credit hours


Dixie Technical College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Accreditation by COE is viewed as a nationally-honored seal of excellence for occupational education institutions and denotes honesty and integrity. Information regarding accreditation may be obtained at:

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Telephone:770-396-3898 Fax:770-396-3790

Tuition & Course Fees

Cost overview

Tuition at Dixie Technical College is affordable

Tuition & Fees must be paid before registering for class unless a payment plan or other funding options have been approved and signed. Information is subject to change without notice.

Tuition is waived for High-School students, however they are still responsible for course fees and additional costs.

Course Fees:
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Tuition, fees and other costs are subject to change without notice.

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Additional Costs:

$60 – First Aid/CPR
$350 – Precision Machining Toolkit (Campus Store)

Need help paying for college?

Learn about Scholarships and Grants and how to apply for Financial Aid by using the links below.

Start dates & times

cohort start dates

upcoming start dates and class times for this program
Class Days:
Class Hours:
August 12, 2024
Monday - Friday
Mon - Thur | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (Friday | 8am - 12pm)
January 7, 2025
Monday - Friday
Mon - Thur | 7:00 am - 12:00 pm (Friday | 8am - 12pm)

Program cohorts are open until filled. Once a cohort is filled, applicants will be considered for the next start date.

Program Length:

10 Months

Admissions Process



Accuplacer, ACT or SAT score requirements

Accuplacer Qualifying Scores:

Math – 235

Reading – 235

English – 235

ACT Qualifying scores:

Math – 14

Reading – 14

English – 14

SAT Qualifying scores:

Math – 350

ERW – 280

Accuplacer may be waived with proof of:

  • Equivalent ACT/SAT scores taken within the past 5 years.
  • College classes (MATH 900 or above and ENGLISH 1000 or above) with a ‘B-‘ grade or above taken within the past 5 years.
  • Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree.

Cost of Accuplacer Test: $15



Education Verification

Provide a copy of one of the following: High School Diploma, High School Transcript showing graduation date, GED, Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree. 

High-school students can sign up for an Accuplacer Test or provide qualifying ACT/SAT test score results. 


Application fee

$0 for in-state applicants and $10 for out-of-state applicants.


Application Review

After successfully completing and submitting the above requirements, the College will perform an application review. Students will be emailed regarding thier acceptance status.

To get started on these requirements begin an application.

career pathways

what you can become


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Steps to take

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Industry Expert Instructors

Our industry-leading instructors, equipped with years of experience and knowledge, are prepared to mentor and guide the next generation of Machining Technicians. 

Alfonso Gonzales

Alfonso Gonzales has worked in the CNC Machining industry for over 25 years, including co-founding a successful medical device company. He earned a Manufacturing Operations certificate from Dixie Tech and went on to earn an AAS in Manufacturing Operations from Dixie State. He is certified in 5-S, and the Toyota Production System (TPS). 

Brigg Lewis

Brigg Lewis earned his Certificate in CNC Machining from Dixie Tech in 2012. After spending the next nine years in the industry, Brigg returned to Dixie Tech as an adjunct instructor, then as a full time faculty member in 2021. “ The only thing better than making stuff is showing other people how to make stuff.”

Carl Beagley

Carl Beagley is a journeyman machinist with over 30 years of experience. He earned his certificate in manufacturing operations from Dixie Technical College, and has course work towards an Associate of Applied Science degree. Carl has experience in machining specialty materials such as nylon, stainless steel, oil-lite bronze, brass, and other various steel grades. 

Machining Industry Partners

Dixie Technical College’s OAC program collaborates closely with industry partners, ensuring that its curriculum remains highly relevant and applicable to the dynamic demands of the modern workplace.

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Questions about this specific program? Maybe a question about Dixie Tech? Our advisors are here to help.


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