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Machine Tool Operation Test-Out Options

Earn credit for what you already know by testing out of a class, or by providing national exam scores or industry credentials. If you have any questions, or would like to start the process, please contact Wendi Ludwig at 715.803.1023 or studentrecords@ntc.edu.

MACHINE TOOL APPLICATIONS 1 (32420631)

Credits: 5.00

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.

Industry Credentials Accepted:

  • Youth Apprenticeship Certificate

MACHINE TOOL PROGRAMMING 1 (32420339)

Credits: 1.00

Provides fundamentals of computer-controlled machine tools to include conversational language and basic G & M code programming. Emphasis on increasing productivity, setup procedures, reliability, repeatability and flexibility. Basic G & M codes work coordinates machine axis information associated with CNC machining will be taught.

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PRECISION INSPECTION (32420338)

Credits: 1.00

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

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PRINT READING FOR THE MACHINE TRADES 1 (32420316)

Credits: 2.00

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

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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.