Machinists are the ultimate “makers”. This program is designed to equip students as entry-level technicians with a broad range of foundational skills in the machining trade.
Graduates will be able to set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools. They will acquire training in the use of conventional and CNC controlled machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, and surface grinders to produce precision metal parts for manufactured products or repair of industrial equipment.
Although machinists might produce large quantities of one part in a manufacturing environment, they will often work with small batches or one-of-a-kind items. The types of parts that machinists make range from simple steel bolts to titanium bone screws for orthopedic implants. Hydraulic parts, anti-lock brake components, and automobile pistons are other widely known products that machinists make.