In the Machine Tool Technology classes at Cowley College, students are trained on machine tools that are the standard of the industry. Students will find lathes, milling machines, precision-grinding equipment, and many other machine tools, all of which are of state-of-the- art design. Many of our machines are computer-controlled; students have the opportunity to learn computer numerical controlled programming of these machines for complex and sophisticated machining processes. Students will also learn quality control methods using the latest measuring and inspection instrumentation. With this type of equipment, students are able to produce aerospace-quality projects. Industry support has made it possible to take classes on field trips, which give greater dimension to the student experience.
Entrance Assessment may be required. Depending on skill level and assessment scores, students may be required to take the necessary basic skill or prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in the program.