• Machine Tool Technology 

    Blueprint reading, understanding instructions, mental alertness with good eye-hand coordination are necessary ingredients for the Machine Tool Tech area. Machine work includes: lathe, milling machine, heat-treating, bench work, drill press, grinder, and band saw. In addition, the student is exposed to a Computerized Numerically Controlled (CNC) milling machine and a computerized turning center. This enables the student to learn current technology as it relates to computer-controlled machinery. Students who meet certain criteria are eligible to take the NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) certification test.

     Skills Taught:
    • Orientation & safety
    • Bench work measuring tools
    • Drill press
    • Engine lathe
    • CNC Milling Machine - Use and Programming
    • CNC Turning Center - Use and Programming
    • Blueprint Reading
    • Surface grinder
    • Bench work layout tools
    • Band saw
    • Shop math
    • Hardness testing
    • Vertical and Horizontal Milling Machine

    Related Careers:

    • Milling Machine Set-up & Operator
    • Surface Grinder Operator
    • Numerical Control Machine Operator
    • Horizontal Boring Mill Set-up & Operator
    • All Around Machinist
    • Engine Lathe Set-up & Operator
    • Drill Press Set-up & Operator



Last Modified on March 8, 2016