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Shop Practices-Apprentice (11/2-2/3/21)

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm





Course Description:

This course offers an audit of the operation and function of the following machines:  cutoff saw, band saw, pedestal grinder, belt sander, drill press, lathe, vertical milling machine surface grinder, heat treatment and honing machine.

One half of the course will be in the training center shop performing layout work, demonstrations, and hands on fabrication of a small tool of their choosing.

Course Objectives:

Students will gain a understanding of covered machines including presentation and knowledge skills necessary to maneuver/operate on the shop floor.

Course Outline:

  • Safety
  • Shop Math-Review
  • Print Reading Review
  • Measuring Skills Review
  • Tool Layout
  • Drill Press
  • Cut-Off Saw
  • Band Saw
  • Operation of the Harding Lathe
  • Operations of a Vertical Milling Machine
  • Operations of a Surface Grinder

Session Details:

NOTE: Class will be split for hands on shop time. Students may be scheduled for  Monday  & Wednesdays sessions.  You will be notified at time of registration.

Required Book:

Machine Shop Essentials

ISBN: 978-0831129002

 Date: 11/2/20-2/3/21
Sessions: 23 Sessions ( 69 Hours)
Times: 6-9 pm , T & TH
Location: MTC, 320 Busser Rd
Cost (member): 796 +book
Cost (non-member): 1,196 +book


  • All self pays must be paid in advance of attendance.


November 2
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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