Machine Tool Technicians produce parts using machine tools such as lathes, drill presses and milling machines. Students learn how to set up and operate a wide variety of machine tools and have a thorough understanding of the working properties of metals. Using their skill with machine tools and their knowledge of materials, students can plan and carryout the operations needed to make machine products to meet precise specifications.
The Right Skills Now for Manufacturing certificate is designed to provide fast-track, high-skilled manufacturing training in the following areas; safety, precision measurement, job planning, bench-work, materials, manual milling, manual turning, CNC milling and CNC turning. This program was designed as a partnership between the President’s Jobs Council and the manufacturing industry to address the current shortage of CNC operators. Graduates from this program are prepared to enter the industry as entry-level manual and CNC machine tool operators.
The program is approximately 27 weeks long and broken into 22 weeks of classes and hands-on lab work at LCTI followed by a 5 week paid internship. The RSN curriculum is aligned with standards set forth by National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS). Graduates earn a Right Skills Now Certificate as well as a set of NIMS credentials that are recognized across the industry. Earned NIMS credentials are transferable for college credits at Lehigh Carbon Community College.
Skills and Competencies:
Personal and environmental safety
Basic hand tool identification and use
Basic machining math skills
Job planning, bench-work and materials
General machine maintenance practices
Manual milling and turning
CNC milling machine set-up and operation
CNC lathe set-up and operation
Classroom/Lab: 2018 Fall Schedule TBD
Tuesday & Thursday: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturdays: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Internship: Five weeks (approx. dates): TBD
ADULT EDUCATION OPEN HOUSE:
From 6 to 8 pm on the last Wednesday of every month.
Next Open House:
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
*No Open House for December*
Wednesday, January 31, 2018