Precision / Computerized Machining Technology
Location: West Campus (Leesport) Instructor: Eric Hopewell | Peter Hoffman CIP Code: 48.0501
The machining industry utilizes precision tools and equipment to transform engineers’ and designers’ visions into finished products. The training in the Precision / Computerized Machining Technology program focuses on the skills that are in demand in the local and national job market. These are the skills required by the high-tech modern manufacturing businesses such as aerospace, medical instrumentation, defense, and many more.
Students in the program learn the use of hand tools, conventional machine tools, and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine tools to cut metals within 1/10,000th of an inch. Curriculum topics include conventional and CNC milling, conventional and CNC turning, Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM), and precision grinding.
Students also learn interpretation of engineering drawings to gain understanding of machining industry specifications. Training also includes precision inspection using sophisticated measuring equipment including a coordinate measuring machine, a toolmaker’s microscope, and an optical comparator within the metrology lab, where quality assurance is emphasized.
The PMT/CMT program at BCTC has been recognized and awarded the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) test site accreditation. This accreditation represents the industry’s mark of approval and recognition of the training program. Students will have the opportunity to earn nationally recognized certifications that show their competency in different skill areas.
Graduates of this program have excellent opportunities for immediate employment or post-secondary education. Careers include High Priority Occupations such as Machinists, Computer Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Numerical Tool & Process Control Programmers, CNC programmers/operators, EDM programmers/operators, and Quality Assurance Inspectors.
NIMS – This program is credentialed through the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc. (NIMS) to assure training to industry standards and to meet NIM S quality requirements. Students can earn certifications that give formal recognition of those standards and requirements. Visit www.nims-skills.org for further information.
NIMS Level I Machining (various certifications)
NIMS Level II Machining (various certifications)
OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification
Required Safety Gear
· One Pair Black Industrial Work Pants – proper fitting and no holes
Choice of One of the following:
· Charcoal Crewneck Sweatshirt with BCTC Logo
|N/A||Safety Toe work type, hard-soled shoes or boots (no sneakers, sandals, ect.)
Safety toe work shoes marked “ANSI z41.1”
|Safety glasses (ANSI Z87 rated) provided by BCTC|
The link provided for each book title will take you to Amazon.com. Please note that you are NOT required to purchase the books from Amazon. You may purchase the books from any vendor.
Precision Machining Technology (3rd Edition) – by Peter J. Hoffman and Eric S. Hopewell
ISBN #: 978-1-337-79530-2
Blueprint Reading for Machine Trades (7th Edition) – by Russ Schultz and Larry Smith
ISBN #: 978-0-13217-220-2
Shop Reference for Students and Apprentices From Machinery’s Handbook, (2nd Edition) – by Christopher McCauley
ISBN #: 978-0-83113-079-4
Tool / Supply / Protective Equipment
|Quantity Needed||Level 1, 2, or 3||Approximate Cost||Suggested Vendor|
|Footwear Requirement: Safety toe work type, hard-soled shoes or boots. – No sneakers, sandals, etc.||1 pair||Levels 1, 2, & 3||$40.00 – $125.00||Any store|
|Calculator with Trigonometric Functions (SIN, COS, TAN)||1||Levels 1, 2, & 3||$15.00||K-Mart or Walmart|
|6” Satin Chrome Rigid or Tempered Steel Rule with 4R graduations. (4R graduations are 1/8”, 1/16”, and Quick Reading 1/32” & 1/64”) Example Here||1||Levels 1, 2, & 3||$10.00 – $30.00||MSC Direct or Amazon|
* BCTC will pay for one pair of safety glasses (if required) and may assist with payment for the testing fees or core certification tests (first time only). Additional safety glasses and testing fees must be paid by the student.
Program Entrance Recommendations:
- Reading at grade level
- Algebra I or Geometry
- Problem solving/troubleshooting skills
- Ability to work independently and in a team
- Hand-eye coordination
- Mechanical aptitude
- Numerical Control Machine Set-up Operator
- Numerical Control & Process Control Programmer
- Materials Inspector
- Combination Machine Tool Setter & Set-up Operator
- Conventional EDM Operator / Programmer
- Wire EDM Operator / Programmer
- Milling & Planing Machine Setter & Operator
- Lathe & Turning Machine Tool Setter & Operator
- Mechanical Engineer
- CNC Programmer
- Quality Assurance Manager
- Industrial Designer
- Tool & Die Maker
- CNC Service Technician
- Machine Shop Supervisor
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Quality Assurance Technician