The Basic Machining Technical Diploma is a 13 Credit* program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

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INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE SHOP (10420101)

2.00

Apply and learn operation of mills, lathes, drilling, grinding and general metal fabrication. This course is designed to give the learner the theory and hands-on training leading to the ability to work safely in a shop. Individual part fabricating and precision measurement are covered.

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COLLEGE 101 (10890165)

1.00

Examines proven strategies designed to help learners achieve greater personal, academic, and professional success. Learners will apply personal responsibility thinking and behaviors; self- management, awareness, and motivation strategies; as well as interdependence skills to develop a proactive life plan.

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PRINT READING FOR THE MACHINE TRADES 1 (32420316)

2.00

Develop basic proficiency in reading and interpreting machine tool prints. Learners will learn the communication process between designer and machinist.

Condition: Accepted into the Basic Machining, Machine Tool Technics, Machine Tool Operation, Manufacturing Technician TD, Offender Machine Tool Prog Certificate or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.

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PRECISION INSPECTION (32420338)

1.00

Measure machined parts using basic theory and practice of mechanical inspection. Learners will experience quality control using dimensional metrology instruments.

Condition: Accepted into the Basic Machining, Machine Tool Technics or Machine Tool Operation Technical Diploma, or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.

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MACHINE TOOL PROCESSES 1 (32420631)

3.00

Applies shop safety guidelines and becomes familiar with common machine shop equipment. Focuses on drill press, power saw, elementary lathe and mill operations and pedestal grinding machines. Learners will gain knowledge in layout tools and procedures and the proper use of hand tools in the shop.

Pre/Corequisites: 10-420-101 INTRO TO MACHINE SHOP, 32-420-316 PRINT READING FOR THE MACHINE TRADES 1 and 32-420-338 PRECISION INSPECTION. Condition: Accepted into the Basic Machining, Machine Tool Technics, Machine Tool Operation or Manufacturing Technician Technical Diploma, or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Youth Apprenticeship Certificate

MACHINE TOOL PROCESSES 2 (32420632)

5.00

Applies basic methodology and operations of lathes, mills and grinding machines. Focuses on speeds and feeds, basic work holding devices and cutting tools. Milling machine applications to include: project planning, basic milling machine setups and operations and in-process inspection. Lathe applications to include: work planning, basic lathe setups to utilize basic work holding practices and in-process inspection.

Pre/Corequisite: 32-420-631 MACHINE TOOL PROCESSES 1. Condition: Accepted into the Basic Machining, Machine Tool Technics, Machine Tool Operation or Manufacturing Technician Technical Diploma, or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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If you have questions about this program, please contact our Career Coaches at 715.803.1645.

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