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.


$3500 (includes text book, NIMS registration and 3 online tests)


Session One: Monday, June 6 – Thursday, June 9, 2022, 8:00AM till 4:00PM w/ .5-hour lunch break
Session Two: Monday, June 13 -Thursday, June 16, 2022, 8:00AM till 4:00PM w/ .5-hour lunch break
*both sessions are required 

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.

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