MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY
This is an instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in all aspects of shaping metal parts. Instruction involves making computations relating to work dimensions, tooling and feeds and speeds of machining. Emphasis is placed upon bench work and the operation of lathes, power saws, shapers, milling machines, grinders, drills and computer operated equipment (CNC and CIM). Instruction also includes the use of precision measuring instruments such as layout tools, micrometers and gauges; methods of machining and heat treatment of various metals; blueprint reading; and the layout of machine parts. Instruction prepares students to operate all types of hand and computer controlled machines.
Early emphasis will be placed on measuring tools and basic machining principles gradually growing skills until the student is ready to make National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) projects. Upon completion of this program, the student will have achieved an excellent basis upon which to enter related employment, postsecondary education, or enter the National Tooling and Machining Association Apprentice Training Program. This program is accredited by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills.
3 YEAR BREAKDOWN
Intro to Manual Machining
Basic Blueprint Reading
NIMS Safety Certifications
MasterCam (computer-aided machining software)
Threading on a lathe
Kennametal Carbide certifications
OSHA 10 certifications
Tool and Die Maker
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Westmoreland County Community College
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown
L&L Machine Rebuilders
Penn State Tool and Die
Bouquet Tool and Die
Arthur R. Warner
Key Bellville, Inc.
Tooling Spcialist, Inc.
Westmoreland Mechanical Testing and Research
NIMS Level 1 certifications
Kennametal Precision Metal Crafters