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Machine Technology/Millwright Track

Earn real job skills with Alabama Southern's Machine Technology program.

Enroll in Alabama Southern Community College's intense skills training program for Machinist/Millwright manufacturing and be on your way to a high skill paying manufacturing job in less than a year. Alabama Southern's new Manufacturing Training Institute offers complete training for Machinist/Millwright jobs available in our area.

Machine Technology/Millwright training prepares students for jobs as machinist, millwrights, CNC (Computer Numerical Controls) Operators and CNC Programmers.

The program combines electrical theory, machine technology and hands-on experience. The industrial technology portion of the program prepares students for careers as multi-crafted technicians. Students gain experience through projects that include repair, alteration and maintenance of equipment used in industrial complexes. Students may choose to pursue an Associate Degree in Applied Technology or complete the 26 credit hour certificate program to get right to work in field.

Alabama Southern offers students in Machine Technology/Millwright training a full range of educational opportunities and services. Programs of study include theory classes as well as simulated hands-on projects related to real-life job experiences in the repair and modernization of equipment used in industrial plants, industrial complexes and automobile manufacturing plants. The small class size allows instructors to work closely with students as they develop skills that allow them to complete the following on-the-job tasks:

  • Machine Shop Safety
  • Measuring Tools
  • Lathe Operating
  • Drilling Machine Operating
  • Saw Operating
  • Milling Machine Operation
  • Bench Grinding
  • Operation of Layout Instruments

Upon completion of the courses students will be able to perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning and milling.

Partnerships and Apprenticeships

One of the best ways to prepare for a challenging career opportunity is to obtain an excellent education; the other is to have in-field work experience. At Alabama Southern you can achieve both! Through partnerships with local industries, the students in the Machine Technology/Millwright Program have had numerous opportunities to participate in apprenticeship training. These partnerships have also served as guides for future training, retraining, and skills improvement for many of the employees who currently work at these plants.

Machine Technology Admission Requirements:

  • Students should be 16 and older with High School diploma or GED.
  • Students must complete Alabama Southern admissions application and submit official transcripts of all previous academic work.
  • Students who wish to continue in the associate degree program must take the ASSET/COMPASS Placement Test for placement in English, math and reading.

Job Opportunities

Alabama Southern's Manufacturing Training Institute offers complete training for machinist/millwright manufacturing jobs.

Graduates of Machine Technology/Millwright have a variety of job opportunities awaiting them. Some graduates pursue careers, such as machinist, millwrights, CNC (Computer Numerical Controls) Operators and CNC Programmers.

Machinist/Millwright are highly-skilled, multi-craft workers trained to manufacture and install and perform maintenance on machinery, usually in an industrial or commercial setting. Alabama Southern's training program provides students with the skills needed to work with blueprints, hand tools, machines mechanical systems, electricity precision management devices and more. Alabama Southern has Computer Numerical Control machine's as well as the most modern machine shop facility in the south.

Job Placement Services

Friendly faculty and staff at Alabama Southern are always more than happy to help students succeed inside and out of the classroom. Local industries throughout the state recruit employees from Alabama Southern. Informative booklets, brochures, and industrial directories are available, and occasionally, group and individual job interviews are arranged. Information about prospective graduates is furnished to the Alabama State Employment Service on a regular basis and to businesses and industries when requested.

Contact Gene Tindle, (334) 637-3215, gtindle@ascc.edu



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