This course introduces students to machining operations as they relate to the metalworking industry. Topics include machine shop safety, shop math, blueprint reading, measuring.

    Students will move onto more complex and challenging projects and advance operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. The student can look forward to completing projects, which they can actually take with them and use once they are employed in the machine trades. Students will complete NIMS Job Planning, Bench work, & Layout Certification, & NIMS Drill Press Certification.

    Students will continue to develop their skills on the manual machines covered in Levels I and II, while also learning basic programming and operation of high tech CNC machines, G and M codes along with conversational CNC training. For students who display an acceptable level of competence in the material covered and possess a high level of maturity, a co-op program is available. Students will complete NIMS Turning between Centers Certification, & NIMS Milling Certification.
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