Do you enjoy working with your hands and making stuff? Do you have a keen eye for detail? Have you ever looked at something and thought, "You know, if they did this (some major or minor change to the design of the item) this thing would work so much better". If so, you may have the aptitude to be a great machinist.
Almost everything you come into contact with on a daily basis has either been directly touched by a machinist, or made possible by the work of a machinist. From the molds that were used to form the case of your cell phone or gaming station, to the parts of the engine and transmission in your truck, even the components in the rockets that propel people and machines into space...all are touched by the skilled hands of a machinist.
The Machine Tool Technology Program at Lanier Tech is partnered with local industry to ensure our graduates have the skills to succeed in today's workforce. As a student in our program you can expect to spend eighteen to twenty-four months learning everything from how to read precision measuring instruments, to applied trigonometry, to utilizing advanced computer aided manufacturing software to program parts. All of this is learned hands-on while getting extensive time operating conventional and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines.
There is currently a shortage of skilled machinists that will only
continue to grow in the near future as more and more of the "baby boomer"
generation retires. Now is a great time to get into the trade. Come
to school, get an education, and move straight into a job in industry
where you will have the opportunity to continue your development under the
mentorship of people who have been there and done that. If you stay focused and commit yourself to lifelong learning, you will be moving up the ranks in no time.
Contact Jim Mealor (day classes) or Mike Schmidt (evening classes) for more information on how you can get started in a great career.
In the News
Nordson donates 5-Axis Mill to give students a head start on multi-axis machining
Students are preparing to earn NIMS Credentials!
End of Fall Semester: December 11th
New Student Registration: December 2nd
Start of Spring Semester: January 7th
Start of Summer Semester: May 18th