Machining

Diploma, 32 Credits

AVAILABLE IN: Albert Lea
PROGRAM STARTS: Fall Start Only
COURSE PLAN: Two Semesters
PROGRAM SHEET: PRINT

Would you like to quickly develop skills for a high-demand job?

Our class size will give you easy access to the equipment and tools of the trade. Students learn to fabricate parts by interpreting blueprints and using precision measuring tools. They will make parts to factory specifications and standards. Lathe and mill operation will be mastered by learning proper machine set up, including material speeds and feeds. Shop safety will be covered and the hazards involved using these machines.

This is a hands-on, highly skilled job with many opportunities in the area. Count on gaining practical knowledge in the machining field that employers are looking for.

 

Typical Work Tasks

From Iseek.org

People who work in this career often:

  • Enter commands, instructions, or specifications into equipment.
  • Program equipment to perform production tasks.
  • Study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements.
  • Determine production equipment settings.
  • Select production equipment according to product specifications.
  • Plan production or operational procedures or sequences.
  • Create diagrams or blueprints for workpieces or products.
  • Conduct test runs of production equipment.
  • Calculate dimensions of workpieces, products, or equipment.
  • Draw guide lines or markings on materials or workpieces using patterns or other references.

 

Employment Outlook

From Iseek.org

In Minnesota, there are 980 workers employed in this  career.

Where do Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine Tool Programmers most often work?

 

Program Certifications

Eligible to test for MSSC Certified Production Tech

Eligible to test for National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

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