Machine Tool Operations


OBJECTIVE: Upon completion, the student will receive a diploma if he/she is enrolled as a diploma student. If he/she is enrolled as an apprentice, they will receive a certificate of completion for Apprenticeship-Related Instruction.

Course Outline

Basic Technical Math
Advanced Technical Math
Blueprint Reading and Schematics
Metalworking Fundamentals I
Metalworking Fundamentals II
Advanced Machine Tool Technology
CNC Machining
Introduction to Metallurgy
OSHA 10 & Industrial Health and Safety
Introduction to Computers
Human Relation Skills
Communication Skills
Supervisory Skills

Course Descriptions

Basic Technical Math presents the topics of arithmetic with whole numbers, common fractions, decimal fractions, percentage, measurement numbers, metric and English unit conversions, scientific notation, exponential operations and basic algebra - including the use of formulas and equation solving. The course is self-paced utilizing a text/workbook. Students may pretest to determine their skill level, with those meeting the competency level receiving credit for the course.

This course is a continuation of Basic Technical Math with the added topics of practical plane geometry, practical solid geometry, practical triangle trigonometry and equation/quadratic equation solutions. The course is self-paced utilizing a text/workbook. Students may pretest to determine their skill level, with those meeting the competency level receiving credit for the course.
Prerequisite: 2301

Covers all types of blueprints, schematics, and symbols used in industrial plants. Discuss machine parts and machine drawings, concentrating on compound rest and clutch-brake control. Examines hydraulic and pneumatic, piping and plumbing, electrical, and air-conditioning and refrigeration drawings, introduces sketching used in industrial plants. Discusses air-conditioning and refrigeration systems, including explanations on electrical/ electronic-control schematics. Prerequisites – 2301

This course provides students with an understanding of various types and forms of precision machining, including the materials and processes used in industry. Students will use blueprint reading, layout processes, bench metalwork, and the operation of saws, lathes, milling machines and grinders. Precision measurement is also covered using precision measuring tools ranging in accuracy from 1/64th to 50 millionths of an inch.
Prerequisites: 2301, 8006

Students who have mastered the basics in Metalworking Fundamentals I will be provided with a more in-depth study and practical application of achieved skills. Focus of the course will be determined on the basis of individual needs and interests, enabling the student to specialize in specific areas.
Prerequisites: 2301, 8005, 1713

The course deals with intermediate and advanced skills and technology. More precise instruments, layouts and measurements are covered. Fundamental heat treating and metallurgy, quality control and other fabrication processes are covered in relation to the manufacturing of common industrial materials. There is also a comprehensive treatment of precision grinding (including surface finishing) with surface, cutter, tool, cylindrical and other special grinding machines.
Prerequisites: 2301, 8005, 1713, 1714

This course will introduce students to the basic techniques of computer numerical control programming using the G-code format. Students then will advanced to programming and machining parts using the EMCO CAD-CAM, Compact 5 CNC lathe and the TRAK DPM, 3-Axis CNC Milling Machine using conversational programming. This course provides both theory and hands-on operation so students can see finished parts that they have designed and programmed.

This course provides the student with an understanding of how ferrous and non-ferrous metals are smelted, cast, formed, alloyed and heat treated. The fundamentals of metallurgy, grain size, carbon-content effect and hardness testing devices are presented within the course. The tests for different alloys to determine the effect of heat treatments will be included.

This course will discuss and demonstrate the importance of understanding and applying Industrial Safety principles and practices in the work environment. This training includes defining and discussing safety concepts, terms, and definitions; recognizing best practices in accident prevention; understanding who is responsible for safety in the workplace and why. You will also learn how to recognize workplace safety hazards and how to deal with them. You will learn how to use specific tools in the workplace, what machine and chemical hazards are and how best to deal with them, and how to properly use personal protective clothing and related to PPE. OSHA 10 certification will be available.

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basics of a personal computer. Topics covered include computer hardware and background (1st session), Windows basics (2nd, 3rd and 4th sessions) and a look at the four main areas of software (word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations - 5th and 6th sessions).

This course will explore principles of human relations related to personal and occupational goals. Human relation principles to be explored include team skills, creative thinking, communications, goal setting, conflict management and self-image.

In this course, students will focus on communication as a survival skill in the workplace. We will learn how effective communication makes us better employees, employers and co-workers. We will study and practice the skills and oral and written communication. The goal of this course is to make students more perceptive and skillful speakers, listeners, readers and writers.

This course is designed for the prospective supervisor to develop the skills necessary to apply the principles of effective supervision on the job. The course covers the four functions of the management cycle (planning, organizing, directing and controlling), including ways of boosting productivity, communicating more effectively, handling problems, making correct decisions and reducing cost.