Machine Tool Technology: AS Degree

This program prepares students for employment in the machinist and/or toolmaking trade. The courses cover setting up and operating basic machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, drill presses, and grinders. Computerized machine tool programming and operation is also included. Emphasis is placed on the manufacture of component machine parts, using the materials removal process for metals and plastics. The course of study also includes precision measuring skills, blueprint reading, cutting tool design, shop mathematics, and efficient and economical sequencing of machine tooling operations.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate good work and safety habits while using hand tools and power equipment.
  2. Perform basic machining operations on lathes, mills, surface grinders and drill presses.
  3. Perform basic measuring functions, calculating all required math, using precision measuring tools.
  4. Read engineering drawings to accomplish required operations on machine tools.
  5. Set-up, operate, program basic CNC lathes and mills and accomplish advanced lathe and mill processes, while working independently.
Degree Requirements 
Required Courses
MACH-110Machine Technology 17
MACH-111Machine Technology 27
MACH-210Machine Technology 37
MACH-211Machine Technology 47
DDGT-110Technical Drawing Fundamentals3
PHYS-110Descriptive Physics3
PHYS-111Descriptive Physics Laboratory1
TECH-92Technical Mathematics 13
TECH-107Technical Mathematics II3
WELD-100Welding Theory & Practice 13
Total Units44
  1. All courses required to complete the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Consultation with the Program Coordinator is required.
  2. Transfer to a baccalaureate degree granting institution: Consult the catalog of the college or university of your choice and a Napa Valley College counselor for specific requirements.

To receive an Associate Degree, students must complete 60 degree applicable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0. Students must also complete the NVC General Education pattern to earn an Associate degree. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.