Machine Technology New River Community College

Machine Shop

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Machine Shop


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Machine Shop

machine shop

Program Objectives

New River's program prepares students for employment in the metalworking industry.

The following examples describe some of the skills our students learn.

  • Set up/operate machine tool equipment safely
  • Operate all machine shop equipment: drill press, lathes, milling machines, surface grinders and computerized machine tools, etc.
  • Read and interpret metal trade blueprints
  • Apply shop mathematics to machine tool practices involving speeds, feeds, angular interpolation and other metal working applications
  • Demonstrate skills in Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) machining

Occupational Objectivesobjectives

  • CNC Operator
  • Inspector (Quality Control)
  • Machine Shop Supervisor
  • Machine Tool Operator
  • Materials Inspector
  • Machine Tool Set-up Operator
  • Mechanical Inspector
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Numerical and Process Control Program Machinist