MACHINE TECHNOLOGY

The Machine Technology Program creates an environment with state-of-the-art industry equipment.  Students learn basic setup, programming, and operation of a variety of machines, including three axis machining center.  Machine Tool is a very important industry in our area. The job market is driven by BMW and a world-wide selection of industries located in the Spartanburg area. Successful students can expect to be rewarded with excellent pay and job opportunities.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:

 

  • CAD/CAM Operator
  • CNC Programmer
  • CNC Operator
  • Machine Tool Sales
  • Machinist
  • Machine Technician
  • Tool & Die Maker
  • Quality Control

 

CURRICULUM

 

Machine Technology I

Grades: 10 - 12
Prerequisite: None
Machine Technology I is designed to enable the beginning student to develop skills in the set-up and operation of all tools basic to the machinist. The student will learn to use metal- shaping equipment to make gears, tools, and machinery parts. The student learns functions and capabilities of engine lathes, drill presses, milling machines, grinders, cut-off saws, and radial drills.

Machine Technology II

Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: Machine Technology I
This course is designed to develop and refine student's skills in the set-up and operation of tools basic to the machinist. Students will learn to use metal shaping equipment to make gears, tools, and machinery parts. Students learn nomenclature functions and capabilities of engine lathes, drill presses, milling machines, grinders, cut-off saws, and radial drills. The students will create a series of projects that will demonstrate, upon completion, mastery of the machine used to make the advanced project.

Machine Technology III - Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming and Operation

Grades: 11-12
Prerequisite: Machine Technology I
Students participate in an advanced study of machine shop equipment and techniques.  Computer-controlled milling and manufacturing processes are taught using the latest technology in the machine industry.  The equipment students are trained on meets industry standards.