Curriculum Specializing in Machine Shop Training

Today's training needs are more progressive thus a training center must take the same approach with its curriculum. The Center for Manufacturing Technology has done just that by offering classes in multiple disciplines and multiple formats.

The curriculum is taught by industry professionals with extensive knowledge in Machine Shop Practices, CNC Programming and Shop Safety. You'll attend lectures and complete hands on Labs that will give you the knowledge and expertise to start you on the path to a rewarding career.

For Custom or Corporate Training refer to our Contract Training Page for more information.

Courses

Introduction to General Machine Shop Practices: (#C008)

Description:
This is an introductory course consisting of 50 Classes taught in two hour interactive lessons. In these classes students are introduce to the complex and rewarding field of Precision Machining. The program begins with Math Fundamentals and as you progress you’ll learn about Basics of Manual Mill, Basics of Engine Lathe, Blueprint Reading, Basics of Tolerance, Structure of Metals, Grinding Processes, Mechanics of CNC, Basics of CNC Machining, and Basics of CNC Turning. Upon completion of the training session the student will participate in three school projects or practical "labs", gaining valuable hands-on experience, creating hand tools or locating devices. Our enrollment cycles are 16 weeks in length (4 days per week, 8 hours per day), providing ample time for learning and content retention. In addition Center for Manufacturing Technology has established measureable goals and rewards for consistent attendance, acceptable test and lab scores, and additional scholastic accomplishments.

Prerequisites:
Student must be at least eighteen years of age, have a High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent, and must have some understanding of Math and basic Algebra. The student should possess a strong mechanical aptitude, have good problem-solving abilities, and be able to work independently. Experience working with machinery is helpful.

Objectives:
A CMT Certificate and up to four NIMS credentials are awarded upon successful completion.

Curriculum Specializing in Machine Shop Training

Manufacturing Best Practices:  (#C010)

Description:
Manufacturing Best Practices is a 12 week 52 hour course designed to instruct students in Manufacturing, Finance and Accounting, Strategy and Leadership, Marketing and Sales, Quality, Human Resources, Information Technology and Team Approach.

Week 1: On Site assessment of the Manufacturing, Accounting, Quality processes.

Week 2: Kaizen blitzes, Order into Shop Process
  Kaizen Training refresher (Quick and easy Kaizen)

  
Week 3: Leadership Development
  Leadership and change, Leading the change, Styles of Leadership

Week 4: Remove the island culture and build a productive team
  Conflict Resolution
  Team Productivity Strategy

Week 5: Problem solving
  Analyzing data for root causes
  Mistake proofing
  Integrating root cause analysis into your total quality

Week 6: Front end review
  Day 1 through 4 connection to Day 5
  Administration discipline – Estimating and Quoting
  Passion for change is market driven and Final exam

Week 7-10: Machine Shop Best Practices – turning – milling CNC equipment – maximize
  Machine cutting time.
  Basic Shop Tooling Best Practices – Tooling preset – chip removal – fixture workpieces
  Measuring best practices – drawing reading refresher
Best Practices in Shop Maintenance

Week 11: Quality System Best Practices
  Eliminating Scrap and Rework or Do Over Work
  Developing Productivity Matrics

Week 12: Develop the Successful Management Team
  Leader’s number one responsibility to make other leaders
  Review weeks 6 through 11
  Change Engine and Final Exam

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Mastercam 3D Intermediate/Advanced: (#C018)

Description:
Basic Blueprint Reading & Sketching for Machinist is a 5 lesson 20 hour course designed to instruct students how to read an engineering Blueprint. SolidWorks (CAD) software will be used to both illustrate and reinforce the student’s blueprint reading skills.

Lesson 1: Students will learn how to indentify different line types and how to read One, Two and Three view drawings. In addition, students will learn the Solidworks user interface and the basic functionality of SolidWorks.

Lesson 2: Tolerances and Dimensioning are the main focus of this lesson. Students will be taught different styles of Tolerances and Dimensions and how they are used.

Lesson 3: Introduction to Section Views and part features such as countersink, counterbore, groove and slots.

Lesson 4: In this lesson we’ll be discussing fasteners, screw threads with an introduction to assemblies. We’ll discuss the different types of threads and theirs designations and how to read an Assembly drawing.

Lesson 5: Students will learn the different types of dimensions and how to identify which dimensioning system was used on a drawing. In addition, we’ll show the students how to create the dimensions is SolidWorks and cover the basics of Geometric Tolerance.

Prerequisites:
Student must be at least eighteen years of age, have a High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent, and must have taken Algebra and basic Trigonometry classes. The student should possess a strong mechanical aptitude, have good problem-solving abilities, and be able to work independently. Experience working with machinery is helpful.

Objectives:
A CMT Certificate is awarded upon completion.

 General Machine Shop Practices

Introduction to Inspection Practices: (#C020)

Description:
Intro to Inspection Practices is a 19 week course, taught in 4 hour sessions 2 days a week. Students will be taught Inspection fundamentals such as; Reading Dial Calipers, Micrometer, Height Gage and Basic Machine Shop Math. The course is a combination of multimedia learning and hands on practical application in our lab.

The following is an overview of the training which will be covered.

1. Math Fundamentals

2. Introduction to SolidWorks

3. Reading Dial Calipers, Depth Micrometer, Micrometer and Drop Indicator

4. Inspection: Basic Measurement, Hole inspection, Go-NoGo Gage

5. Shop Trig: Using Trig to find lengths, Solving right triangles, Multi step Trig problems

6. Blueprint  Reading

7. Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance

8. Basics of the Coordinate Measuring Machine, Surface measurement, Calibration fundamentals

9. Inspecting with Coordinate Measuring Machines, Optical Comparator and Hardness testing

10. Quality overview


 3 Axis Milling for Mold Shop: (#C021)

Description:
The Mastercam 3D course is a 10 lesson 20 hour class for intermediate/advanced students who have completed course C015, Mastercam 2D.  The major difference in 3D is the capacity to create curves in the Z axis (up and down direction), thus allowing many more types of objects to be milled. The 3D course will continue the pattern established in 2D of answering the 5 questions that must be addressed each time Mastercam is used.  These pertain to:
1) Drawing Preparation
2) Material selection
3) Part origin
4) Toolpaths
5) Program Verification
Additional functions available in the Mastercam program will be demonstrated and a particular focus   on refinement of the student’s proficiency in toolpaths (see #4 above) will also be emphasized.  The student will have the capacity at the end of the 3D class to draw complex parts with the drawing component of the software and create detailed and complete instructions to have this part be completely created by a mill with a third axis capability.  All the skills learned in the Mastercam 2D class are a pre-requisite for the Mastercam 3D class.

Prerequisites:
Students must have completed course C015 Mastercam 2D.

Objectives:
A CMT Certificate is awarded upon completion.


 

Introduction to General Machine Shop Practices with CNC Mill: (#C024)

Description:
This is an introductory course consisting of 50 Classes taught in two hour interactive lessons. In these classes students are introduce to the complex and rewarding field of Precision Machining. The program begins with Math Fundamentals and as you progress you’ll learn about Basics of Manual Mill, Basics of Engine Lathe, Blueprint Reading, Basics of Tolerance, Structure of Metals, Grinding Processes, Mechanics of CNC, Basics of CNC Machining, and Basics of CNC Turning. Upon completion of the training session the student will participate in three school projects or practical "labs", gaining valuable hands-on experience, creating hand tools or locating devices.

After GMSP is completed you'll take an additional 3 weeks of Instructor led Mastercam CNC Mill training.

Our enrollment cycles are 19 weeks in length (4 days per week, 8 hours per day), providing ample time for learning and content retention. In addition Center for Manufacturing Technology has established measureable goals and rewards for consistent attendance, acceptable test and lab scores, and additional scholastic accomplishments.

Prerequisites:
Student must be at least eighteen years of age, have a High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent, and must have some understanding of Math and basic Algebra. The student should possess a strong mechanical aptitude, have good problem-solving abilities, and be able to work independently. Experience working with machinery is helpful.

Objectives:
A CMT Certificate and up to four NIMS credentials are awarded upon successful completion.


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