Machine Tool Operation Technical Diploma


Students learn to set up and operate various types of manual machine tools and the programming of computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines. Students will learn to machine piece parts, use precision measuring tools and instruments for parts inspection, as well as equipment and setups using both conventional and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing standards. This program accepts new students on a full- or part-time basis. Potential occupations include: Production Machinist, Machine Setup Operator, Lathe Operator, Milling Machine Operator, Surface Grinder Operator.
Graduates will be able to

  • Apply basic safety practices in the machine shop
  • Interpret industrial/engineering drawings
  • Apply precision measuring methods to part inspection
  • Perform basic machine tool equipment set-up and operation
  • Perform programming, set-up and operation of CNC machine tools
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