Snow College offers a Machine Tool Technology program on its Richfield campus. The program consists of 63 semester hours of instruction that prepares students to meet job entry requirements. The machine tool program is designed to give students a basic knowledge of machining skills. Items covered include: math, blueprint reading, comventional lathe and mill operation, feeds and speeds, grinder operation, and the operation of computer numerical control (CNC) lathes and mills. Through lecture and practical lab experience, students can learn the machine tool operation skills needed in today's industry.
Students pay regular college tuition plus the cost of tools, coveralls, and safety equipment during their training. The purchased equipment is the personal property of the student.
An Associate of Applied Science degree is offered in this program.
Exact course descriptions and hours for the Snow College Machine Tool Technology program match with other state schools and use national and international curriculum and task lists. There has been a working relationship between institutions to accept student hours and credit. Students have received training at Snow College Richfield Campus since 1993.
Students will be required to pass an entrance test with math and reading scores of an appropriate level. If the scores are too low, students will need to plan extra time to remediate those skills before entering the program.