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Machine Tool Technology Good News

Machine Tool students have earned the following NIMS certifications:

  • Measurement, Materials, and Safety: Brandon Luffman, Nathan Pompell, Riley Sutton, Cody Sutton, Spencer Peercy, Jaylen Winstead, Nick Vincent, Hunter Guinn, Brandon Luffman
  • Job Planning, Benchwork, Layout: Nick Vincent
  • Turning II, Turning Between Centers: Kyle Smith
  • Milling: Dylan Lovan
  • Drill Press: Nick Vincent 

National Institute for Metalworking Skills

Machine Tool Technology


Matthew Pratt, Instructor

Fundamentals of Machine Tool A                                                                             
This course provides the basic principles needed for a solid foundation in machine tool technology. Areas and machines covered include shop safety, bench work, drill press, power saw, measurement, mills and lathe.
Grade Level: 9-12     Credit: 1     Prerequisite: None

Fundamentals of Machine Tool B                                                                             
This course provides intermediate skill development in machine tool technology. The course builds on basic skills developed in Fundamentals of Machine Tool A (CMM 110), especially in the calculation of safe cutting speed and feed rates for the drill press, power saw, mills, and lathes. Shop safety, bench work, and precision measurement are also emphasized.
Grade Level: 10-12     Credit: 1     Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Machine Tool A

Applied Machining I                                                                                                 
This course consists of intermediate level skills using machining machines and surface grinders.  It will include the selection of grinding wheels. Applications in milling, lathe, bench work, and utilizing gauge blocks and the sine bar are covered in this course. Surface grinding and abrasives
are introduced and properties of metals are discussed.
Grade Level: 11-12     Credit: 1     Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Machine Tool B

Cooperative Education II                                                                                       
Cooperative Education provides supervised on-the-job work experience related to the student’s educational objectives. Students participating in the Cooperative Education program receive compensation for their work.
Grade Level: 12     Credit: 2     Prerequisite: Instructor permission