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Machining

The non-credit, intensive Machining program introduces students to the knowledge and skills they will need to be successful as entry level Machinists technicians in a manufacturing setting.

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Milling Operator

The Machining - Milling Operator course is a hands-on course where you will learn the fundamentals of using a milling machine in a manufacturing environment. You will learn part set up, drilling, taping, boring, cutting keyways and other operations as well as basic CNC program editing. Instruction will also include shop safety, math and measurement for precision machining, and how to interpret drawings, including views, notations, symbols, dimensioning and tolerances.

Credentials: Students completing the course will sit for the NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) CNC Milling: Operator, Level 1 exam.

Turning Operator

The Machining - Turning Operator course offers instruction on both manual and CNC operated lathes. You will learn facing, turning, drilling, turning angles and other operations as well as basic CNC program editing. Also included in instruction is machining math, Blueprint reading, and dimensioning and toleranceing.

Credentials: Students completing the course will sit for the NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) Level 1 Turning Operator exam. Successful completion of the course and credential, along with completion of the Machining-Milling course and credential will qualify students for entry level machinist jobs with a beginning salary of $15-$20 per hour.

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Amanda Decker: 540-857-6279
Melissa Marcus: 540-857-6820

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Location: Thomas Center - Ground Floor
Phone: 540-857-6076
Fax: 540-857-7386

Mailing Address:
3074 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015