• MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY

    300 HOURS

     

    COURSE OBJECTIVE:

    Students will obtain education and skills that emphasize CNC computerized training in order to place students in modern, high-tech positions.

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    This 300-hour course provides students with the skills needed for entry into the machining field through basic hands-on machining practice on lathes, milling machines and grinders. Topics include set-up, tool selection and methods used on various materials such as steel, aluminum and brass. Computer-part programming and machine operation are also included in the training.

     

    COURSE TOPICS:

    Computerized Machining | Manual Machining | Programming Software

     

    COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

    Hard-Soled Work Boots | Safety Glasses | Scientific Calculator | Uniform


    SPECIALIZED SHOP EQUIPMENT:

    Computerized Lathes | Computerized Mills | Mastercam Parts Programming Software


    POTENTIAL CAREERS:

    CNC Machine Operator | Computer Programmer | Foreman | Machinery Sales | Machinist

    Mold Maker | Quality Control Technician | Shop Owner | Tool and Die Maker

     

    MACHINIST SKILLS:

    Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.

    Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

    Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

    Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

    Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

    Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

    Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

     

    WAGE AND EMPLOYMENT TRENDS:

    Employment of Machinist is projected to go up 10% from 2014-2024. Faster than the average for all occupations.   Employers will continue to need  Machinists who have a wide range of skills and are capable of using modern production techniques in a machine shop.

     
    As manufacturers invest in new equipment, modify production techniques and implement product design changes more rapidly, they will continue to rely heavily on experienced Machinists.
     
    A Machinist can expect to earn an average of $20.25 per hour/$42,110 per year. Go to www.bls.gov, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for more information. 
     

    PROGRAM COSTS:

    Tuition: $7,595.00

    Books:      $300.00

    Lab Fee:   $100.00

    TOTAL Tuition, Books, Lab Fee and Equipment:  $7,995.00