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Machining Skills

Prerequisites: Completed Basic Manufacturing Skills or
work-related training for job retention, promotion, cross training (please seek individual approval from project manager).  Individuals will provide their own personal safety equipment: Safety Glasses 

Introduction to Machining Skills
Individuals will cover the basics of machine turning and milling using the engine lathe and the vertical milling machine. The student will also receive instruction in blueprint reading and precision measurement using micrometers and calipers.  Introduction to Machining Skills is 80 hours of training. 
CNC Machining Operation
Prerequisites: Introduction to Machining Skills or demonstrated work-related knowledge.  Individuals will cover the Cartesian coordinate system-G-codes, M-codes and their use in CNC programming, writing simple programs, Tooling used in CNC machining, use and care of tools and tool holders, speed and feed calculations for correct use of cutting tools, preventive maintenance of a CNC machine, operational modes used in operating CNC equipment, start up Procedures, shut down procedures, manual use of CNC to set fixture offset settings, manual loading of tool holders to set tool offsets, work holding fixtures: vises, jigs, heel clamps, tombstone fixtures, load programs and run programs. CNC Machining Operation is 40 hours of training.   

For information concerning Machining Skills classes, contact:


East Mississippi Community College
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Main Campus
1512 Kemper Street
PO Box 158
Scooba, MS 39358
(662) 476-8442
Golden Triangle
8731 South Frontage Road
PO Box 100
Mayhew, MS 39753
(662) 243-1900
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81 Fifth Street, Room A
CAFB, MS 39710
(662) 434-2660
NAS Meridian Extension
255 Rosenbaum Ave.
Meridian, MS 39309
(601) 679-3570