This program is designed to give practical experience on lathes, grinders, vertical and horizontal mills, as well as hand tools and bench work. Students in the advancement phases of the program will receive instruction and perform practical exercises on computer numerically controlled equipment. A variety of work projects give the students actual experience in the fabrication of usable tools and parts from metal and machinable plastics.
Broad Units of Study include Related Print Reading, Benchwork, Metrology, Drilling/Taping/Reaming, Conventional Lathe & Mill, Precision Grinding, Metal Finishing, Metallurgy, TIG/MIG/OxyAcetylene Welding, CNC Lathe & Mill, CNC Programming, Computer Aided Manufacturing.
|Time Commitment||Full Time, Part Time|
|Typical Program Length||16 Months|
|Class Type||Day, Night|
1405 Madison St.
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 7,690
Current job openings per year: 860