Machining

Transportation & Industrial

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Program Description

The goal of this program is to prepare students for a career as a Precision Machinist whose primary responsibilities are to operate machine tools such as Mills, Lathes, Grinders, & CNC equipment according to blueprint specifications, while demonstrating strong academic and employability skills.
Precision Machining begins in the classroom with a focus on equipment and safety regulations, and it introduces the employability and applied academic skills that are incorporated throughout all courses in the program.  After students master the classroom introduction and safety test, they will move to the machine shop for hands on training, including projects making tools for use after graduation.

The Precision Machining  Program is a 1500-hour, 2 year program that consists of four courses. Some basic skills and knowledge from the first course, Machinist Helper, must be completed first. From there, students will take course segments from the Machinist Helper and Machine Operator courses, so as to maximize usage of shop equipment and shop floor space . In the second year, students move to training in CAD, CNC operation and CNC programming, as well as more complex machining skills and setup work.

Preparation for Employment
We discuss how to make a proper resume, how to handle a job interview, and what to expect in the work environment. A set of basic machinist’s tools are given to start the job.
Certifications

► Information coming soon.

Internships
► Paid internships during the summer between first and second year are offered. Our partners include, but are not limited to, Arthrex Corporation, US Sugar, Haynes Corporation, and Shaw Corporation.
Areas of Focus

► Manual milling, Manual lathes, surface grinders, CNC mills & Lathes, blueprint reading, CAD training, inspection and layout, and alternate machining methods

Software Applications

► Solidworks
► Surfcam

Potential Employment Opportunities

► There is a projected shortage of skilled machinists throughout the country for the next 20+ years. Employment opportunities include the partners ( see: Internships) and multiple Aerospace companies in Florida, such as Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Honeywell and more. In addition, boat manufacturers, gun manufacturers and others have a presence in this state. It is not uncommon for other states to compete for your employment by offering to pay top dollar, plus moving expenses and signing bonuses

 

Length of Course
► 1500 clock hours
Occupational Completion Points

► The following table illustrates the program structure for J200100:

Course # OCP Course Name Hours
PMT0020 A Machinist Helper 300
PMT0021 B Machine Operator 300
PMT0023 C Machine Setup Operator 600
PMT0025 D Machinist 300

Basic Skills Exit Requirements
► TABE Assessment:
Reading 9.0       Math 9.0     Language 8.0
*Some students qualify for exemption from this requirement.

Mechanical Reasoning Study Guide

Study Guide: Barron’s Mechanical Aptitude and Spatial Relations Test

Program Offered
► Fall and Spring

► August
► Full-time:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Funding / Financial Aid
Course Textbooks
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Articulation Agreements
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FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q:What types of things will I learn?
A: Areas of focus will include operation of Manual mills, Manual lathes, surface grinders, CNC mills & Lathes, blueprint reading, CAD training, inspection and layout, and alternate machining methods

Q:Are there local employers where I could get a job when I graduate?
A: Paid internships during the summer between first and second year are offered. Our partners include, but are not limited to, Arthrex Corporation, US Sugar, Haynes Corporation, Azimuth Technologies,  and Shaw Corporation

Q:What other machining jobs are located in Florida?
A: Employment opportunities include the partners ( see: Internships) and multiple Aerospace companies in Florida, such as Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Honeywell and more. In addition, boat manufacturers, gun manufacturers and others have a presence in this state. It is not uncommon for other states to compete for your employment by offering to pay top dollar, plus moving expenses and signing bonuses.

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