McCann Technical School
Machine Technology


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Department Faculty
Thomas Matuszak | Phone Ext: 116 Teacher Page
Gary Wood | Phone Ext: 166 Teacher Page
Scott Botto | Phone Ext: 117 Teacher Page

Machinists design and create precision parts and tools that are essential to an enormous amount of industries ranging from aeronautics, plastics, shipbuilding, and engineering, among many others. These parts and tools are manufactured through the use of lathes, drill presses, milling machines and grinders, many of which are Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines. The Machine Technology program provides students the opportunity to learn all the skills demanded of the 21st Century machinist. Students follow a course sequence that starts with the basics of manual machining and progresses to advanced multi-axis CNC programming, setup, and operation. Qualified and skilled machinists are presently in high demand and students completing our program are ready to immediately enter the workforce or continue their education in college.



Students completing the Machine Technology program are eligible to receive the following certifications:

  1. National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level 1 and Level 2 certificates.
  2. Mastercam Associate Level Certification
  3. The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) General Industry Safety and Health certification
  4. SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System certification

The Machine Technology program is affiliated with the following professional organizations:


The Machine Technology program adheres to the State Vocational Standards set forth by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The standards are met by following the McCann Machine Technology Curriculum.


Students completing the Machine Technology program are ready to pursue a career as a precision machinist, machine tool salesperson, CNC operator, mold maker, prototype machinist, tool and die maker, plastics engineer, manufacturing engineer, design drafter, CNC programmer, or mechanical engineer.

For more information from the U.S. Department of Labor about careers in Machine Technology

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