Machine Tool Technology and Machinist Degree at Pierce College

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Machine Tool Technology and Machinist Degree

In modern times, a machinist is trained to set-up and operate a wide variety of computer-controlled machine tools and mechanically-controlled machine tools in an effort to produce tools, instruments, and parts. Get more details below including other California colleges that offer machine tool technology and machinist degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Machine Tool Technology and Machinist Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Pierce College has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Less Than Two-Year Award
  • Associate's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Less Than Two-Year Award1
Associate's Degree2

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male3
Female0

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Hispanic2
White1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Machine Tool Technology and Machinist program at Pierce College, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Description

Set up, operate, or tend machines to extrude or draw thermoplastic or metal materials into tubes, rods, hoses, wire, bars, or structural shapes.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -24.4% from 2014 to 2024

Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Description

Set up, operate, or tend forging machines to taper, shape, or form metal or plastic parts.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -21.5% from 2014 to 2024

Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Description

Set up, operate, or tend machines to roll steel or plastic forming bends, beads, knurls, rolls, or plate or to flatten, temper, or reduce gauge of material.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -13.5% from 2014 to 2024

Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Description

Set up, operate, or tend machines to saw, cut, shear, slit, punch, crimp, notch, bend, or straighten metal or plastic material.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -20.6% from 2014 to 2024

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Machine Tool Technology and Machinist Programs in California

Machine Tool Technology and Machinist programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Los Angeles Valley College

Valley Glen, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Machine Tool Technology (C,A)

Glendale Community College

Glendale, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Machine Tool Technology (C)
  • Welding (C)

Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Los Angeles, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 27 students completed this program

Programs

  • Machine Tool Technology (C,A)
  • Welding (C,A)

El Camino College

Torrance, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 19 students completed this program

Programs

  • Machine Tool Technology (C,A)
  • Welding (C,A)

Pasadena City College

Pasadena, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Machine Tool Technology (C)
  • Welding (C)

El Camino College - Compton Center

Compton, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Machine Tool Technology (C,A)
  • Welding (C,A)

Cerritos College

Norwalk, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 16 students completed this program

Programs

  • Machine Tool Technology (C,A)
  • Welding (C,A)

NTMA Training Centers of Southern California

Santa Fe Springs, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 510 students completed this program

Programs

  • Machine Tool Technology (C)

Fullerton College

Fullerton, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Machine Tool Technology (C)
  • Welding (C)

Pomona Unified School District Adult and Career Education

Pomona, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Technical College

Programs

  • Machine Tool Technology (C)
  • Welding (C)
  • Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) (C)

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29:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
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