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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 Objectives

  • CNC Operator
  • Inspector (Quality Control)
  • Machine Shop Supervisor
  • Machine Tool Operator
  • Machinist