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This program prepares students for entry-level positions as machine technicians and machine tool operators. Learn to operate a variety of computer and mechanically controlled machine tools to produce precision parts, instruments, and tools. The self-paced, hands-on training allows for maximum efficiency for completion. Topics include blueprint reading, lathe and mill operations, programming, CNC operations, and more. In addition, students will learn the highly sought after skills in computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), software used to control, manipulate, and manage precision tool production.

Quick Facts:


Main Campus (Logan)

Estimated Tuition & Fees:

$3,082 - this is an estimate. Course fees may vary.


10-15 months (30 hrs/wk)

Estimated Monthly Payment:


Pell Grant Eligible:


Estimated Books and Supplies:

$1,124 - Cost varies by specialization and/or electives chosen. Click here for books and supplies details (ISBN/edition).


High School Students: Arranged - varies by school

Adult Students: Flexible hours M - F: 8am - 2:30pm, T - Th: 5pm - 10pm

Special Requirements:

Assessment: Basic reading, basic math, and measurements. Call (435) 750-3188 to schedule an appointment. Need a review? Get a sneak peek at the Assessment Center or enroll directly into the Academic Learning Center by calling (435) 753-6780.

Outcome Data:

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education
Completion: 62%
Job Placement: 100%
Withdrawal: 38%

Outcome statistics are compiled annually based upon Training Outcome surveys conducted with students post-graduation. Data is gathered through coordination with the student, faculty, Student Services Office personnel, and licensing agencies.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

Employment Outlook

The survey of U.S. manufacturing employers found that 80 percent of respondents said they had a serious problem finding qualified candidates for the highly technical world of modern manufacturing. According to the Department of Workforce Services, machining has been selected as one of Utah’s five-star occupations. Business growth, as well as retiring workers, will provide the majority of new job openings. Workers with a range of skills who can perform multiple tasks in a machine shop will have the best job opportunities.

Online/E-learning Components

This specialization is delivered face-to-face and may contain online components.


Required hours

MCNC - CNC Machining 1440 hrs See Breakdown
MCON - Conventional Machining 960 hrs See Breakdown

What others are saying

"BATC is a very important resource to our community. Central Valley Machine relies heavily on the training and education BATC offers students, employees, and future employees of our company."

-Bret Wurston, President Central Valley Machine

July 22, 2014