Machine Tool Technology


  • Instructor: Mr. Ken Pedder
    Phone: 724-539-9788 x328
    Email: ken.pedder@ewctc.net


    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Almost every product that we use on a daily basis has gone through a machining process of one type or another.  In EWCTC’s Machine Tool Technology program, the students learn how to create the parts that make modern technology work. A machinist can take raw materials and produce a specialized finished product through knowledge that is a combination of theoretical information and hands-on experience. With practical experience in bench work, assembly layout, manual machining and numerical control programming, the student will be prepared to handle a wide range of responsibilities in the metalworking industry.

     

    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.

    PROFILE OF SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS

    A successful machine tool student should start out with a good mechanical aptitude and basic math reasoning skills. Good communication skills are a plus along with a good attitude for learning.

    POSTSECONDARY SCHOOLS

    • University of Pittsburgh
    • California University of PA

    ONE-TO-ONE ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS WITH EWCTC

    • Pennsylvania College of Technology 
    STATEWIDE ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS
    • Delaware County Community College
    • Reading Area Community College
    • Luzerne County Community College
    • Butler County Community College
    • Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Westmoreland County Community College
    • Clarion University 
    PROGRAM OF STUDY DUTY AREAS
    • Band Saw Operations 
    • Drill Press Operations
    • Lathe Operations and Threading
    • Lathe: Tapers and Turning
    • Mill Operations
    • Mill: Rotary Tables and Boring
    • Grinder Operations
    • Grinding Threading Tools
    • Blueprint Reading
    • Machine Tool Technology Mathematics
    • Master CAM
    • CNC Lathe and Mill Setup
    • Die Making
    • Tools and Fixtures
    • Computer Measuring Machine

     

    CAREER PATHWAYS

    • Mechanical Engineer
    • Shop Foreman
    • Machinist Apprentice
    • Toolmaker Apprentice
    • Tool and Die Maker
    • Machine Operator (lathe, milling machine, drill press)
    • CNC Setup and Programmer
    • Quality Control Inspector
    • Aerospace
    • Heavy Equipment Repair Machinist
    • Entrepreneur
    • Gunsmith

     

    CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE

    • National Institute of Metal Working Skills (NIMS)
    NIMS Safety – Level 1
    NIMS Layout and Bench Work– Level 1
    NIMS Drill Press– Level 1
    NIMS Vertical Mill– Level 1
    NIMS Lathe Chucking– Level 1
    NIMS Lathe Between Centers– Level 1
    NIMS Surface Grinding– Level 1
    NIMS CNC Lathe– Level 1
    NIMS CNC Mill– Level 1