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Heartland Community College

Machine Tool Technology Skills

22 credit hours

Catalog Year 2024-2025

The Machine Tool Technology Skills Certificate is designed as a one-year program to prepare individuals with skills for employment or advancement as CNC Programmers, CNC Operators, and Tool and Die Makers. This program includes introductions to blueprint reading, microcad, metrology (precision measuring), CNC manufacturing, and basic computer skills. Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to program and operate advanced industrial machinery, including lathes, mills, and CNC technologies. Students will earn a 10-Hour or 30-Hour OSHA Construction or General Industry Safety Cards. Students completing this certificate can continue their coursework onto the Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology degree.

Certificate Requirements

Class Title Credit Hours
MTT 102 Metrology 3
MTT 121 Introduction to Lathe Machining 3
MTT 122 Basic CNC Lathe Machining 3
MTT 131 Introduction to Mill Machining 3
MTT 132 Basic CNC Mill Machining 3
MTT 232 Advanced CNC Mill Machining 3
TECH 114 Introduction to Technical Graphics 3

TECH 171 or TECH 172


TECH 271 or TECH 272

10-Hour OSHA Construction or General Industry Safety


30-Hour OSHA Construction or General Industry Safety

1 or 2
Total Credit Hours 22

Suggested Sequence:

Fall - MTT 121*, MTT 131*, TECH 114, TECH 171
Spring - MTT 102**, MTT 122**, MTT 132**, MTT 232**
*denotes fall only class
**denotes spring only class

Contact Us

Career and Technical Education Division
AMC 1600
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 268-8860
Fax: (309) 268-7963

Email the CTE Division

Adam Campbell

Dean, Career and Technical Education
AMC 1607
Phone: (309) 268-8895