Machinists use machine tools that are either conventionally controlled or computer numerically controlled, such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders, to produce precision metal parts. Although they may produce large quantities of one part, precision machinists often produce small batches or one-of-a-kind items. The parts that machinists make range from simple bolts of steel or brass to titanium bone screws for orthopedic implants. Hydraulic parts, anti-lock brakes, and automobile pistons are other widely known products that machinists make.

Students will learn the essentials of machining including shop mathematics, blueprint reading, machine tool operation and selection emphasizing safety in the learning process. Students will also learn the essentials of setting up, operating and programming Computer Numerically Controlled Machine tools emphasizing safety in the learning process. Students will also learn the essentials of Computer Aided Manufacturing Software. The program prepares students for a smooth transition into the manufacturing industry work-force and/or to upgrade skills for career advancement.

Certificates and Licensures

MTECH Program Certificate in Precision Machining

Program Snapshot

  Registration Eligibility: Adults and high school students who are age 16 and older and at least a junior in high school.

  Registration Availability: Registration for Fall 2019 opens April 23, 2019 at 8:00 am online on the MTECH Registration Portal and remains open until classes are full. It is recommended to create your MTECH Student Portal account in advance.

  Program Length: 1320 hours or approximately 2 years.

  Times: Mornings, Afternoons and Evenings. See schedule details below.

  Locations: Orem South Campus

  Financial Aid Eligible: This program is eligible for Financial Aid and Veterans Assistance.   +Learn More

  Articulation Agreements: Credit hours for completing this program can be counted towards degrees from UVU and USU.  +Learn more.


  High School Students: Students should coordinate with home high school counselors prior to registration.

  Entrance Assessment: Students must take the MTECH Entrance Assessment. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. No appointment is necessary. To learn more visit

  New Student Orientation: Students must complete the brief MTECH New Student Orientation prior to first day of class.  To learn more visit

  A prospective student with documented educational or industry experience may test out of the Manual portion. They must meet with one of the full-time instructors to provide the documentation and take a knowledge-based test.


SessionLocationStart DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd TimeDays
Fall 2019Orem South8/20/19Open7:30 am10:30 amM-F
Fall 2019Orem South8/20/19Open11:45 am2:45 pmM-F
Fall 2019Orem South8/20/19Open5:15 pm9:00pmM-Th
Spring 2020Orem South1/13/20Open7:30 am10:30 amM-F
Spring 2020Orem South1/13/20Open11:45 am2:45 pmM-F
Spring 2020Orem South1/13/20Open5:15 pm9:00pmM-Th

Tuition and Fees

First Year Tuition and Fees

Registration Fee$40.00 
Program Fees$475.00 Includes facilities fee
total:$1,901.00 All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.


Second Year Tuition and Fees

Program Fees$425.00 
total:$1,811.00 All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.

Materials and Supplies

Textbook Precision Machining Technology 2nd Ed.$85.00 
Machinery's Handbook Toolbox 30th Ed.$105.00 
Machinist Tool Kit$1,249.00 


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