Machine Tool I

Registration # CT 550
Level:   College Prep
Grades:   10, 11
Credit:  2.0
Prerequisite: Intro to Machine Tool with a grade of 75% or higher
This project-based class will focus on the uses of different kinds of metals and their appropriate application to different projects. The class is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of metalworking in a safe environment.  Students will learn about the many types of hand tools and their proper use and application including the importance of precision measurement in the manufacturing process.  Students will learn how to operate the drill press, lathes, knee mills, band saws, plasma cutter, oxy-acetylene processes, MIG, Stick, and TIG welders. Print reading, drafting projects, layout, and mathematical problem solving are skills that will be built utilizing project-based activities. Also, students will learn proper maintenance techniques on tools and machines.  Great emphasis is placed on safety, work ethic, industry standards, and skill-set building using state and national standards.  This course will also give students a broader view of the world by introducing them to how the manufacturing industry plays a role in their everyday lives.
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