Program Outcomes (Machinist)

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At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to: 

  1. Apply safety procedures appropriate to running a modern machine shop.
  2. Interpret Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) used in machining fluids and materials.
  3. Use micrometers, indicators, calipers, height gauges, and etc. to measure and inspect parts accurately.
  4. Solve practical trigonometry problems related to the geometry of parts.
  5. Read and interpret engineering drawings as they apply to machined parts.
  6. Use geometric dimensioning and tolerancing symbols as applied to Engineering drawings
  7. Identify and use appropriate tool materials for a given application.
  8. Apply speeds and feeds for various cutting tools and materials.
  9. Set up and operate a variety of manual lathes, milling machines, and precision grinding machines to produce parts to specifications.
  10. Use common CNC machine language to write programs for CNC lathes and mills.
  11. Set up and operate a variety of CNC lathes and milling machines using 2,3 and 4 axis movements to produce parts to specifications.
  12. Use CAD/CAM software to generate geometry and tool path.
  13. Produce a capstone project to include the above skill sets.

In addition, the following college-wide learning outcomes reflect the guiding expectations of all programs at Bates Technical College:

  • Human Diversity
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical Thinking