PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Machining. Enrollment is continuous and ongoing.
Machinist Skills Course 2 is approx. 12 hours per week for six weeks. Instructor is available 9am – 7pm Mondays through Thursdays at New Pathways Tech, 9440 James Madison Hwy Rapidan, VA 22733. Reach the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Course includes safety procedures, bench work, hand tools, precision measuring instruments, drill presses, cut-off saws, engine lathes, manual surface grinders, and milling machines introduction. Detailed instruction is provided in understanding engineering drawings, orthographic projection, basic symbols and notation, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, layout techniques, precision measurement, hand tools, band saws, feed and speed calculations, drilling, threading, tapping, and reaming operations. Use and understanding of the Machinist Handbook is continued, and introduction to manual milling and milling cutting tools is initiated.
The student will produce parts that are submitted for evaluation and then knowledge tested online by a separate proctor to earn a NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) Credential.