Production Machinist

Production machinists operate machine tools such as lathes, mills, grinders, and other machines to produce parts that meet established specifications. Production machinists also set up the machine tool in preparation for machining parts, including aligning workholding and selecting the appropriate cutting tool and material. After the parts have been machined, production machinists use inspection equipment to ensure that the parts are within tolerance.



Supporting and Locating Principles 111 
Chucks, Collets, and Vises 141 

Manual Machining

Manual Mill Basics 201 
Engine Lathe Basics 211 
Manual Mill Setup 221 
Engine Lathe Setup 231 
Benchwork and Layout Operations 241 
Manual Mill Operation 251 
Engine Lathe Operation 261 
Holemaking on the Manual Mill 271 
Threading on the Engine Lathe 301 
Taper Turning on the Engine Lathe 311 

Metal Cutting

Cutting Processes 111 
Overview of Machine Tools 121 
Basic Cutting Theory 201 
Band Saw Operation 211 
Introduction to Metal Cutting Fluids 221 
Speed and Feed for the Lathe 301 
Speed and Feed for the Mill 311 
Cutting Tool Materials 321 
Carbide Grade Selection 331 
Lathe Tool Geometry 351 
Mill Tool Geometry 361 
Drill Tool Geometry 371 
Optimizing Tool Life and Process 381 
Machining Process Optimization Program 
Metalworking Fluid Management Certificate Program 


Lean Manufacturing Overview 101 
5S Overview 151 
Troubleshooting 181 
SPC Overview 211 
Metrics for Lean 231 
Process Flow Charting 241 
Strategies for Setup Reduction 251 
Kaizen Workshop 
Value Stream Mapping: Diagram the Information and Material Flows in Your Business 


Basics of the CNC Lathe 211 
Basics of the CNC Mill 212 
Coordinates for the CNC Lathe 221 
Coordinates for the CNC Mill 222 
Basics of G Code Programming 231 
Control Panel Functions for the CNC Lathe 251 
Control Panel Functions for the CNC Mill 252 
Offsets on the CNC Lathe 261 
Offsets on the CNC Mill 262 
Creating a CNC Turning Program 301 
Creating a CNC Milling Program 302 
Calculations for Programming the Lathe 311 
Calculations for Programming the Mill 312 
Canned Cycles for the Lathe 321 
Canned Cycles for the Mill 322 
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Fundamentals 


Basic Measurement 101 
Calibration Fundamentals 111 
Basics of Tolerance 121 
Blueprint Reading 131 
Hole Standards and Inspection 141 
Thread Standards and Inspection 151 
Surface Texture and Inspection 201 
Intro to GD&T 200 (1994) 
Interpreting GD&T 310 (1994) 


Introduction to Mechanical Properties 111 
Essentials of Heat Treatment of Steel 211 
Ferrous Metals 231 


Introduction to Fastener Threads 221 

Shop Essentials (Applied Mathematics)

Math Fundamentals 101 
Math: Fractions and Decimals 111 
Units of Measurement 112 
Geometry: Lines and Angles 151 
Geometry: Triangles 161 
Geometry: Circles and Polygons 171 
Trigonometry: Sine, Cosine, Tangent 211 


Introduction to OSHA 101 
Personal Protective Equipment 111 
Noise Reduction and Hearing Conservation 121 
Lockout/Tagout Procedures 141 
SDS and Hazard Communication 151 
Bloodborne Pathogens 161 
Walking and Working Surfaces 171 
Fire Safety and Prevention 181 
Hand and Power Tool Safety 201 
Safety for Lifting Devices 211 
Powered Industrial Truck Safety 221 
Machine Guarding 271 


ISO 9000 Review 121 
Introduction to Lean: Overview of the Lean Toolbox 
Understanding the Tools and Best Practices of Lean Manufacturing 
Statistical Process Control (SPC) Fundamentals 

Design & Engineering

Measurement Inspection and Gaging Level 1 

Supervisor Essentials

Essentials of Leadership 110 
Essentials of Communication 120 
How to Coach Your People to Think Independently 
Manufacturing Technology Fundamentals 
Walking the Talk: Pathways to Leadership