P.O. Box 241, 20902 Washington Avenue, Onaway MI 49765




Machinist Course

Level 1

*Full leather, steel-toed boots are the responsibility of the student and must be worn in order to work in the Industrial Arts Institute Lab.


$3000 (includes text book, NIMS registration and 3 online tests)


Customized classes & times are available. Please contact Student Services Department to inquire for enrollment dates. (989) 733-4369 or by e-mail to tward@iaiworks.com

Course Description

This 60 hour course covers Workbench & Layout, Measurement, Materials & Safety, Drill Press I, Milling I, and Lathe Operations I. The course provides instruction on the theory and operation of drill presses, manual lathes, milling machines, and other machining tools. Students will receive training on drill bit sharpening, explanation of proper tap drill sizing, different thread pitches and tapping head experience.  The lathe curriculum will cover facing, turning, boring and single point threading. Milling machine training will focus on squaring a vise, tramming heads, the use of edge finders, digital read-outs and proper block squaring.  Hands-on projects, 3rd party inspection through our MET-TEC & on-line tests are the basis for instruction.  Students can achieve up to 3- National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level I Machinist credentials including Drill Press Skills I, Manual Milling Skills I and Lathe Operations I.