• Machining Technologies

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Almost every product that we use in our daily lives has been

    associated with a machining process of one type or another.

    Machine tool operators use power and hand tools to cut, drill,

    grind and form metal into a desired shape and size with an

    extremely high degree of accuracy. In this course, students

    learn to apply relevant mathematical calculations, interpret

    engineering drawings and CAD data, use precision metrology

    equipment, plan machining processes, specify tooling and

    equipment requirements, use machining equipment (including

    manual and CNC equipment) and apply metallurgical

    processes. Machine tools include lathes, drill presses,

    grinding machines, milling machines and computer equipment.
     

    SUCCESS PROFILE

    A mechanical aptitude is important. Manual dexterity and

    good eye-hand coordination are also recommended.

    Mathematical skills, along with an interest in precision work,

    patience and the ability to get along with other people are

    essential. Much of the machinist’s work is done independently.
     

    MAJOR UNITS OF INSTRUCTION

    ·         Introduction to Machining Technologies

    ·         Measurement and Blueprint Reading

    ·         Bench Work and Material Science

    ·         Power Saw and Drill Press Operation

    ·         Lathes, Milling, Grinders

    ·         Computerized Numerical Control

    ·         Safety

    ·         Blueprint Reading
     

    POTENTIAL CAREERS

    ·         Machinist Apprentice

    ·         Toolmaker Apprentice

    ·         Tool and Die Maker

    ·         Tool Room Clerk

    ·         Machine Operator (lathe, milling machine, drill press)

    ·         CNC Setup and Programmer

    ·         Pattern Maker

    ·         Machinist

    ·         Mechanical Engineer

    ·         Quality Control Inspector

    ·         Control Inspector

    ·         Research and Development Analyst

    ·         Moldmaker
     

    EMPLOYMENT AREAS

    ·         Machine Shops/Tool and Die Shops

    ·         Computer Controlled Precision Machining Facilities

    ·         Manufacturing Plants

    ·         Engineering Firms

    ·         Plastic Injection Plants

    ·         Aerospace

    ·         Medicine

    ·         Automotive Industries
     

    CERTIFICATION AVAILABLE

    ·         National Institute of Metal Working Skills (NIMS)