This area of study is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in machine shops, manufacturing facilities and in the maintenance of industrial plants. Students will be trained in the conventional areas (lathe, mills, drills and grinders), as well as in Computer Numerical Control (CNC). A working knowledge of the machinery’s handbook will provide graduates the knowledge to be contributors in any environment they work.
An introductory course that assists the student in understanding the machinist occupation in industry. The student begins by using basic machine tools such as the lathe, milling machine, drill press, power saw,and bench grinder. Machine terminology, theory, math, part layout, and bench work using common measuring tools is included. Emphasis is placed on shop safety, housekeeping, and preventative maintenance.