This is a basic machine shop course. Students will learn the use of hand tools, hand work, and floor work. Students are required to read prints, layout, machine, and fabricate projects utilizing the lab environment with emphasis placed on safety, tooling, precision and accuracy. Topics include: materials, mechanical fasteners, measurement, tolerance, fit, layout, hand tools, power tools, drilling, grinding, de-burring, filing, polishing, layout work on the bench, use of hand taps, and cutting threads with a die. Course Description: After completing this course students will be able to: 1. Identify and use personal protective equipment (PPE). 2. Identify and perform safe job procedures. 3. Apply safe house keeping and maintain a neat work area, machines, and tools. 4. Identify and demonstrate the use of mechanical fasteners. 5. Identify and demonstrate the use of hand tools. 6. Identify and demonstrate the use of precision measuring devices. 7. Identify and demonstrate the use of materials, abrasives and grinding wheels. 8. Use a blue print to plan and perform a part layout. 9. Identify drill sizes and understand sharpening techniques, demonstrate drilling and tapping holes, and properly cut threads using a die. 10.Demonstrate the set up and use of the following: pedestal grinder, band saw, drill press, or other power machines and power hand tools.
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Northwest State Community College
Funding Source:
Benchwork, Hand tools, Personal Protective Equipment

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Regional employer partners contributed to the development and review of these courses. Competencies were identified by employer partners, and curriculum was vetted by industry partners.
Industry Sector:
Manufacturing -- Miscellaneous Manufacturing (339)
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations (49-0000)

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Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians (47)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
  • Non-Credit
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  • Certificate
  • Credential
  • Stacked/Latticed Credential Model
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
English (United States)
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  • None
Course Note:
Industrial Automation Maintenance


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