overview
The average salary for a machinist in industry today is ranked the seventh highest among all American professions (including doctors, lawyers, etc.), and this average salary is higher than the average salary for all four-year college graduates. So if earning a high salary is on your list for selecting occupational opportunities, you need to look at machine tool technology. Over 50 percent of all machinists in America today will retire in the next 10 to 15 years. This fact alone shows the tremendous opportunity that awaits the trained and well-qualified machinist. "Earn as you learn"! Students will earn $10/hr during their training!

Classroom Instruction

Safety
General, fire, OSHA, lock-out-tag-out, MSDS, blood-borne pathogens, machine guarding, PPE, coolants, lifting devices, hearing conversation, and powered industrial truck safety

Technical Math
Fractions, decimals, cartesian coordinates, basic math functions, single function algebra, geometric principles, cutting speeds, RPM, angles, protractors, decimal degrees & DMS,  right angle trigonometry, gage blocks, sine bar, metric system

Print Reading
Visualizing views, tolerances, dimensions, line terminology, title block, holes, contours, threads, sectional views, bevels, chamfers, tapers, slots, and grooves

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Geometric characteristics, symbols, datums, rules and concepts, calculate material conditions, tolerance zones, FIM

Metrology and Precision Measurement
Steel rules, combination squares, protractors, calipers, micrometers, depth micrometers, go-no go gages, height gages, indicators, surface plate, CMM’s, optical comparators

Machining Basics
Layout work, job planning, hand tools, fasteners, jigs, fixtures, cutting fluids, work holding, speeds & feeds, drills, countersinks, counterbores, taps, drill presses, offhand grinding, band saws, hardness tester

Mill
Cutting tools, tool selection, insert identification, machining principles, safety regarding mills, nomenclature, speeds and feeds, types of mills


Machine Shop Instruction

Bench Work
Hand tools, and layout, drill press, band saw, hack saws, hand tapping, offhand grinding, files, deburring

Lathe
Various projects to include competencies on manual lathes such as safety, machine nomenclature workholders, mounting cutting tools, turning, boring, drilling, tapers, threading, tapping, power feed, parting, maintenance

Various projects to include competencies on CNC Lathes such as power up/down, manual operations, loading a program, reading tool sheet, mounting workholders, mounting tools, adjusting/setting workshift, tool offsets(wear & geometry), dry run, MDI, block delete, optional stop, single block, maintenance

Mill
Various projects to include competencies on Manual Mills such as safety, workholding, tool holders, arbors, cutting tools, climb & conventional milling, face milling, side milling, drilling, tapping, squaring a block, squaring a vise, tramming head, edge finder, DRO, backlash, power feed, indexers, hold down clamp kit, maintenance

Various projects to include competencies on CNC Mills such as power up/down, manual operations, loading a program, reading tool sheet, mounting work holding devices to table, mounting tools, adjusting/setting work offsets, tool offsets, dry run, MDI, block delete, optional stop, single block, maintenance

Surface Grinder
Safety, wheel selection, handling, ring test, mounting, dressing a grinding wheel, work holding devices, magnetic chucks, maintenance

Inspection
Inspection reports, use of hand measuring tools (Mics., Calipers, Height Gages…)

- Thread measurement methods and measuring various parts of a thread
- Machine measurements on optical comparator and CMM
- Use and care of surface plate