After completing this course, the Student will have a comprehensive understanding of; Lathe and Milling Machine operation and set-up along with general Machine shop support equipment. They will also understand measurements and speeds commonly used in machining, cutting tool grinding, and blueprint reading. Students will have the knowledge to demonstrate work-ready skills. Note: hands-on or on-the-job training may still be required.
This Machine Shop Course will teach you the fundamentals of the machine lathe and vertical milling machine and prepare you to enter a career as a machinist or enhance your professional gunsmithing skills (DOT 600.380- 018 Machinist or DOT 632.281.010 Gunsmith).
Module 1–Lathe: 12 hours of detailed instruction on the set-up and operation of the Machine Lathe. You will learn how to set up the machine, turn bore, thread, knurl and taper metal.
Module 2–The Vertical Milling Machine: More than 10 hours of instruction detailing everything you need to know to run a vertical mill including fly cutting, indexing, boring, milling aluminum, steel, and plastics, clamping, fixturing, digital read-out, and more.
Module 3–General Machine Shop Techniques: Additional 7 hours of video. Learn how to properly operate all the support equipment you need in your shop: belt sanders, bead blasters, grinders, surface grinders, plus learn how to sharpen drill bits, remove broken screws, detailed shop planning, and set-up and advance equipment and techniques.
Testing and Certificate Requirements
When you complete this course, you will take an examination to test your knowledge of Machine Shop Theory and an examination for Machine Shop Practical. When you pass each exam with a score of 80% or higher, you will pass that portion of the course and receive a Certificate of Completion.