Machining Operations - Milling and Turning

Certificate of Proficiency   |  Ozark Campus  |  In-Person  


Machinists use their skill to make sure that the machine in company plants are set up correctly with the right tools. They also monitor the process to make sure that the part is produced correctly. Students in this career field learn a variety of skills to set up machines, monitor the machining process, and communicate needed changes. Those entering this field should be life-long learners as the machining skills will constantly evolve as technology and new methods and techniques in machining change.

Hands-on Learning Opportunities

  • Students learn how to read blueprints and use industry gauges.
  • Students practice using CNC machines.

Skills You Will Learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Trouble shooting
  • Team/paired dynamics
  • Safety protocols


About This Degree


In-State: $129 per credit hour

Out-of-State: $258 per credit hour

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

The AR Futures grant could cover your expenses for this credential. Check credential eligibility


You could work as a(n):

  • Machinist
  • Advanced Machinist
  • Mold Maker
  • CNC Operator

Alumni of our program work at:

  • ABB Ozark
  • Big River Roller
  • Stark
  • Cloyes
  • AAM


View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Automation Technology
  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Technical Certificate in Industrial Control Systems

Point of Pride

Students in Machine Operations, Milling and Turning were recognized at the Skills USA Arkansas Competition with gold, silver and bronze awards.



Find out how we will empower you to meet every challenge head-on.


More Information About Construction Technlogy

Program Director


Ron Hutain
Program Chair

Electronics Building
1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR 72949

(479) 508-3328

PROGRAM Instructor


Jody Chrisman

Electronics Building
1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR 72949

(479) 508-3329