CNC Machinist Training & Machinist Apprenticeship

Machinist Apprentice Training provides your employees with comprehensive skills training for qualification as a professional machinist.

Self-paced, online training providing learners with an understanding of the workings of the machine shop.

As machinists, your employees have a sharp eye for detail and exhibit mastery in metalwork equipment. Enhance their keen skills with proper online training and certifications that ensure your staff is the best in the field.

CNC Machinists will benefit from Penn Fosterís extensive self-paced, online training designed to enhance hands-on expertise. Machinist apprenticeship programs are specifically designed to meet the standards established by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT) to ensure your staff is fully equipped with the necessary skills to take on a variety of workshop projects. A combination of formal online learning and on-the-job training equips trainees with the proper qualifications to be certified as professional machinists. By learning all about safety, tool handling and metalworking, they'll build the foundation they need for a solid career as professional CNC machinists.

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Machinist Apprentice Training Course List

Pre-Technical and Basic Industrial Skills

Trades Safety: Getting Started186001
Working Safely with Chemicals186002
Fire Safety186003
Material Handling Safety186006
Linear and Distance Measurement186021
Basic Industrial MathBlock X21
Addition and Subtraction 186008
Multiplication and Division 186009
Fractions, Percents, Proportions, and Angles 186010
Metric System 186011
Formulas 186012
Introduction to Algebra 186013
Applied GeometryX0211
Practical TrigonometryX0212
Introduction to Print Reading186039
Tolerancing and Symbols186041
Sectional Views and Simplified Drafting186042
Reading Shop Prints6720A-B
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing3860
Interpreting Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (Video)VS06XX
Bench Work5004A-C
Precision Measuring Instruments, Part 1186068
Precision Measuring Instruments, Part 2186069
Precision Measuring Instruments, Part 3186070
Jobs, Companies, and the Economy: Basic Concepts for Employees186034
Quality Concepts: Tools and Applications186036

Machining, Metal Working, and NC/CNC

Metal ProcessingX0601
Ferrous MetalsX0602
Nonferrous MetalsX0603
Identification of MetalsX0604
Lubrication, Part 1286091
Lubrication, Part 2286092
Milling Machines, Part 1386006
Milling Machines, Part 2386007
Milling Machines, Part 3386008
Milling Machine Practice386009
Milling Machine Indexing and Spiral Work386014
Milling and Tool Sharpening (Video)VS05XX
Lathes, Part 1386001
Lathes, Part 2386002
Lathes, Part 3386003
Lathes, Part 4386004
Lathes, Part 5386005
Basic Engine Lathe (Video)VS03XX
Fundamentals of Metal Cutting386015
Machine Shop Safety186007
Automatic Screw Machines3530A-B
Turret Lathes3525A
Turret Lathe Tools and Setups2213
Fundamentals of Grinding386016
Cylindrical Grinding, Part 1386010
Cylindrical Grinding, Part 2386011
Surface Grinding, Part 1386012
Surface Grinding, Part 2386013
Inspection of Shop Products5962
Quality Control for the Technician38600
Boring Mills5636A
Shapers, Slotters, and Keyseaters2222
Nontraditional Machining Technologies386029
Hardening and Tempering3195
Tool Grinding386017
Tool Dressing3194
Gear Calculations2243
Gear Making5532A-B
Manufacturing Processes2520A-D
CNC Technology and Programming66903
Toolholding Systems386028
Computerized Numerical Control (Video)VS07XX
Statistical Process Control: An Operator's Guide (Video)VB02XX

Estimated Curriculum Duration: 771 hours (excluding videos).

Number of Exams: 85.

Optional: Tool and Die Maker Skills

Mechanics of Materials 5282A-C
Heat Treatment3541A-D
Dies and Die Making 5101A-B
Forging Dies3199
Making Forging Dies 3197
Toolmaking 2540A-C
Gage Making 5098
Jigs and Fixtures 5099
Jig and Fixture Making 5100

Estimated Duration: 170 hours.

Number of Exams: 17.

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