Machining | Riverland Community College Accredited 2-Year Minnesota School Offering Programs to Southern, MN - Riverland


Why study Machining at Riverland?

This is a hands-on, highly skilled career with many opportunities in the area. Count on gaining practical knowledge in the machining field that employers are looking for.

Student using machineOur class size will give you easy access to the equipment and tools of the trade. Students learn to fabricate parts by interpreting blueprints and using precision measuring tools. They will make parts to factory specifications and standards. Lathe and mill operation will be mastered by learning proper machine set up, including material speeds and feeds. Shop safety will be covered and the hazards involved using these machines.


    What will I study?
  • Cutting & Drilling Machine
  • Small Tool Usage
  • Milling Machine Theory I
  • Blueprint Reading




    Career Outlook

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

Future Demand

This career is high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 14,059 new Machinists to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


(source: Minnesota State CAREERwise Education)

Sample Job Titles

  • Machine Operator
  • Machine Repair Person
  • Machinist Tool and Die
  • Automation Technician


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Last Updated: February 14, 2017

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