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Precision Machinist Courses

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PEI Occupational Health and Safety

An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.

Hours: 0
Course Code: SAFE-1005

Blueprint Reading

An introduction to blueprint reading and sketching skills. Emphasis is placed on developing the math, geometry, and sketching skills that are required to interpret blueprints used in the machinist trade.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BLPR-1140

Computer-Aided Design

An introduction to basic terminology, concepts and functions of AutoCAD software. Students produce technical drawings related to their trade using this software.

Hours: 45
Course Code: CADD-1350

Workplace Communications

This course is designed to allow students to develop preparatory skills for securing and retaining employment including; workplace communication, time management, critical thinking and problem-solving, and customer service. Upon successful completion of this course students are able to use oral communications techniques, and create a variety of written documents and reports used in the workplace. Methods and strategies for job search, preparation and retention are also incorporated.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMM-1005

Computer Essentials

In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of various software programs and information processing systems used in today's workplace and educational environments. Students develop the skills necessary to understand and efficiently use common workplace productivity tools. The main areas of focus include: operating systems, e-mail and groupware, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentation software, and the integration of these technologies.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMP-1000

Machine Shop Practices

This course is designed to enable students to develop the skills that are required to support machine tool operations, and to develop an understanding of machine shop practices. Emphasis is placed on safety, workpiece preparation and finishing, material handling, and shop maintenance. At the end of this course, students are able to use linear measuring tools, layout tools, power tools, saws, and grinders safely, with minimal supervision, and demonstrate a knowledge of the correct use of hand tools by performing bench operations on their projects.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MACH-1000

Lathe Operation I

An introduction to lathe set-up and operational skills necessary to perform basic machining operations on a rotating workpiece. At the end of this course, students are able to operate an engine lathe safely with minimal supervision and demonstrate knowledge of engine lathe practices by planning and completing introductory level workpieces. This course includes the development of trade related measurement and inspection skills using common precision measuring instruments such as micrometers, calipers, and height stands. Emphasis is placed on the development of visual, physical, math, and documentation skills that are required to perform inspection tasks in a manufacturing environment.

Hours: 125
Course Code: MACH-1100

Mill Operation I

An introduction to milling and drilling operations on a fixed workpiece. At the end of this course the students are able to set-up and operate drill presses and vertical milling machines safely with minimal supervision and demonstrate a knowledge of milling and drilling practices by planning and completing introductory level workpieces. This course includes the development of trade related measurement and inspection skills using common precision measuring instruments such as micrometers, calipers, and height stands. Emphasis is placed on the development of visual, physical, math, and documentation skills that are required to perform inspection tasks in a manufacturing environment.

Hours: 125
Course Code: MACH-1150

Lathe Operation II

Building on the skills gained in Lathe Operation I, students gain the additional skills that are required in the manufacture of precision turned components. Emphasis is placed on the use of lathe accessories, and the application of math and geometry. Students advance their theoretical knowledge and complete projects with an increased level of difficulty. This course includes the development of trade related measurement and inspection skills using common precision measuring instruments such as micrometers, calipers, and height stands. Emphasis is placed on the development of visual, physical, math, and documentation skills that are required to perform inspection tasks in a manufacturing environment.

Hours: 125
Course Code: MACH-1200

Mill Operation II

Building on the skills gained in Mill Operation I, students gain the more advanced skills that are required in the manufacture of precision milled components. Emphasis is placed on the use of milling machine accessories, and the practical application of math and geometry skills. Students advance their theoretical knowledge and complete projects with an increased level of difficulty. This course includes the development of trade related measurement and inspection skills using common precision measuring instruments such as micrometers, calipers, and height stands. Emphasis is placed on the development of visual, physical, math, and documentation skills that are required to perform inspection tasks in a manufacturing environment.

Hours: 90
Course Code: MACH-1250

CNC Fundamentals

An introduction to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining. Emphasis is placed on developing the hands-on skills that are required to safely set-up and operate CNC lathes and machining centers. Upon completion of this course, students are able to install cutting tools and work holding devices, establish tool and work offsets, as well as load and verify a basic CNC part program.

Hours: 60
Course Code: MACH-1300

Math Essentials

This course is designed to provide students with a review of fundamental trade related math skills. Students acquire competency in the math skills as they relate to their chosen trade program and future career. Emphasis is placed on developing problem solving and critical thinking skills. Students are challenged to continually make connections between math and their trade, as well as every day applications.

Hours: 30
Course Code: MATH-1005

Machinist Trade Math

Building on foundational math skills, this course focuses on math skills applied to precision machining. Emphasis is placed on developing problem solving and critical thinking skills used in trouble-shooting. Students are challenged to continually make connections between math and the precision machinist field, as well as every day applications.

Hours: 30
Course Code: MATH-1120

First Aid and CPR

Students take a comprehensive course offering standard first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills from a certified trainer.

Hours: 12
Course Code: NCPR-1001

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems

Students complete Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training and certification.

Hours: 3
Course Code: NCPR-1002

Cutting and Welding

An introduction to basic cutting and welding processes. Students safely operate oxyacetylene and electric arc welding equipment to cut and weld metals.

Hours: 30
Course Code: WELD-1250