MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY
Students will obtain education and skills that emphasize CNC computerized training in order to place students in modern, high-tech positions.
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.
Computerized Machining | Manual Machining | Programming Software
Hard-Soled Work Boots | Safety Glasses | Scientific Calculator | Uniform
Machine Trades, 2nd Edition; David Taylor; 2005
Fundamentals of Machine Tool Technology and Manufacturing Processes; C. Thomas Olivo
Machinery’s Handbook, 27th Edition; Erik Oberg
Machinist’s Ready Reference; C. Weingartner
Mastercam X-Volume 1 Handbook; San Diego CAD/CAM, Inc.; 2004
Haas Mill Operators Manual; 2005
Haas Lathe Operators Manual; 2005
Tooling U; Online
Caff Company Lincoln Manufacturing–Washingon, PA Starlite Group, Inc.
Crucible Research Millenium Machine, Inc.–Washington, PA Walter USA
Davan Manufacturing Ross Mould, Inc.–Washington, PASPECIALIZED SHOP EQUIPMENT:
Computerized Lathes | Computerized Mills | Mastercam Parts Programming Software
National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) – Machining Level I:
Turning Between Centers
Pending: National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) – Machining Level II
CNC Machine Operator | Computer Programmer | Foreman | Machinery Sales | Machinist
Mold Maker | Quality Control Technician | Shop Owner | Tool and Die Maker
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.
WAGES AND EMPLOYMENT TRENDS:
Median Wages (2009) $18.10 Hourly, $37,650 Annually
Employment (2008) 422,000 Employees
Projected Growth (2008-2018) Decline Slowly or Moderately (−3% to −9%)
Projected Need (2008-2018) 55,600 Additional Employees
Lab Fee: $100.00
TOTAL Tuition, Books, Lab Fee and Equipment: $7,995.00