Associate of Applied Science in
Machining Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree
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A machine tool is a power-driven machine that shapes metal, wood, or plastics by cutting, shearing, pressing, and drilling, more commonly known as mills, lathes, and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines.
Ranger College offers a degree in machining, which is designed to teach how to set up and operate machine tools to manufacture, modify, or repair parts that conform to a set of specifications, commonly known as blueprints. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to manufacture products from an engineering drawing to reality: from a piece of titanium, for example, to a knee replacement; from a piece of steel for gears for trucks, tractors, and aeroplanes; for anything that is manufactured, a machine tool and machinist are involved.