This course is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of opportunities in the field of machining as well as basic machining operations. Supplemental components of the course will include blueprint reading, basic and finite measurement, machine and workplace maintenance, workplace safety, and career and employability skills. In addition, students will be introduced to the design process, computer aided design, and computerized numerical control (CNC) machining. Students will have a wide range of hands-on experience to assist them in making career choices in the ever-expanding machine tool industries.
Students successfully completing Year 1 will have the opportunity to be placed in a business/industry to further their education in Precision Machining. Students will be selected through an interview process as well as grades, attendance, and instructor recommendation to continue training onsite at a local manufacturer.