Machine Shop CNC

Machine Shop (Machining) is available as a day, two-year Diploma or Associate of Applied Technology Degree program or a night, two-year Certificate program. Students spend a year on manual machines and an additional year on CNC (computer numerical control) machines. They will complete courses in Basic Machining Technology, Machining Metals, CNC Lathe & Milling, Precision Medical Machining and Machine Shop Practice. Day students are also required to take six technical electives.

Moore Tech Machining Technology Program curriculum is designed to meet the needs of Memphis' large and growing Medical Device Manufacturing industry. This program is taught in the most complete educational machine shop in the south with the most modern CNC machines. Courses provide the technical knowledge and fundamental experience necessary to perform machine shop work. Students learn to read and use blueprints, as well as hand tools and heavy machinery required to produce quality parts.

Once students understand how proficiently use manual Lathes and Mills, students next learn to operate CNC Lathes and CNC Mills machines using our state-of-the-art computerized CNC machines. Our Precision Medical Machining course familiarizes students with the skills, documentation and requirements needed by the large local medical device manufacturing industry.

Moore Tech training provides students with hands on experience in a working machine shop. With the growing Medical Device Manufacturing Industry in Memphis as well as the other manufacturing, construction and service industries that require skilled machinist our program provides a student with the hands-on ability and confidence needed for successful employment in these industries.

Machining Technology – Machine Shop

Associate of Applied Technology – (2 Year)

Day Students Only (Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

Machining Technology – Machine Shop

Diploma– (2 Year)

Day Students Only (Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

Machining Technology – Machine Shop

Certificate – (2 Year)

Night Students Only

(Mon/Wed 6:30-9:30 p.m. or Tue/Thurs 6:30-9:30 p.m.) * Nights offered subject to availability. 

Machining Instructors


Will James -Program Director- wjames [at] mooretech [dot] edu

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JD Kelly - jkelly [at] mooretech [dot] edu


Mark Wilson - mwilson [at] mooretech [dot] edu

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Terrance Johnson - tjohnson [at] mooretech [dot] edu

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