Monday & Wednesday (6:30-9:30pm)
Course # 621 (Hodgson)
Topics covered include shop safety, basic electricity, the care and use of precision measuring tools, the safe and proper use of hand and power tools used by machinists, understanding drawings, layout work, fasteners, jigs and fixtures. This first year course will also stress the development of mathematics skills necessary for the machining trade.
Course # 622 (Hodgson)
This course concentrates on blue print reading, including: sketching, mechanical drafting, and drawing methods for the machine trade. Students will also learn the fundamentals of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) using 3-D modeling software to develop machine drawings.
Course # 623 (Hodgson)
This course concentrates on mathematical topics as they apply to the machine trade which includes common fractions and decimals, linear measurement (English and metric), geometric principals and figures, trigonometry, gearing, chord calculations and sine bar. The science and study of basic metallurgy is included in year three of this program.
Course # 624 (Hodgson)
This 150 hour course involves advanced blueprint reading and geometric tolerancing, gearing, mechanical advantage, horsepower, bearing load, expansion, and trigonometric calculations. In addition, students will gain insight into the application of newer and nontraditional methods of machining and automated manufacturing.