• 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

     

    TEXTBOOKS:

    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

     

    COOPERATING COMPANIES:

    Caff Company                   Lincoln Manufacturing–Washingon, PA             Starlite Group, Inc.

    Crucible Research             Millenium Machine, Inc.–Washington, PA         Walter USA

    Davan Manufacturing       Ross Mould, Inc.–Washington, PA                                  

     

    SPECIALIZED SHOP EQUIPMENT:

    Computerized Lathes | Computerized Mills | Mastercam Parts Programming Software

     

    CERTIFICATIONS:

    National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) – Machining Level I:

    Turning Between Centers

    Milling

    Turning, Chucking

    CNC Milling

    CNC Turning

    Pending: National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) – Machining Level II


    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.

     

    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

     

    PROGRAM COSTS:

    Tuition: $7,595.00

    Books:      $300.00

    Lab Fee:   $100.00

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