Machining Technology

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Program Description

Discover State-of-the-Art Machining

SPCC has state-of-the-art machines and systems to give you the training you need to compete in today’s global economy.

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Machining Technology – Level I

Search Keyword: Machining

162 hours

This course introduces machining operations as they relate to the metalworking industry. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, drilling machines, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Emphasis is placed on setup and operation of machine tools including the selection and use of work holding devices, speeds, feeds, cutting tools, and coolants. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. This course is aligned with the NIMS Machining Level I curriculum. Students who successfully complete the course will be prepared to register and sit for the 11 credentials included in the Level I standard.

Cost: $798.85 includes all books and supplies
Prerequisite: None

Course Schedule:

Begin DateEnd DateDaysTime 
5/25/218/24/21MW9:00am – 12:00pmThe instructor will provide textbook materials. Students will complete 80 hours of online lecture, and 80 hours of in-person labs at the Tyson Family Center for Technology.
No Class 5/31/21

Location: Tyson Family Center for Technology

Machining Technology – Level II

Search Keyword: Advanced Manufacturing

160 hours

Continue CNC training with hands-on practice with programming and creating projects. Students continue instruction in shop math, measurement, and machine shop operation.

Cost: $754 includes all books and supplies
Prerequisite: CNC Operator+ Quick Start

Course Schedule:

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To be announced

Location: Tyson Family Center for Technology

Mechatronics (Basic Industrial Maintenance)

Search Keyword: Mechatronics

120 hours

This course introduces the synergistic integration and application of mechanical, electrical, electronic, robotic, and computer engineering technologies, including Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), that are found within production and manufacturing environments striving to improve and/or optimize efficiency, productivity, and quality. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the function of the components of a mechatronic system, their controlling interactions, problem solving, and the overall operation of the mechatronic control system.

Cost: $902.50 includes all supplies
No Prerequisite

Course Schedule:

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Location: Tyson Family Center for Technology

Advanced Mechatronics

Search Keyword: Mechatronics

160 hours

This course is designed to teach students fundamental skills in manufacturing automation. Upon competition students will have had classroom and hands on instruction in the automation control field that includes electrical, robotics and PLCs. Topics covered include robotic and PLC programming, electrical troubleshooting, and electrical print reading.

Cost: $560 includes all supplies
Prerequisite: Mechatronics (Industrial Maintenance)
Course Schedule: To be determined

Location: Tyson Family Center for Technology

Registration Options

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By Phone: 704-290-5223

In Person:
Tyson Family Center for Technology, Monroe
Polkton Campus, Polkton
Lockhart Taylor Campus, Wadesboro

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are employed as CNC operators in manufacturing settings.

Educational Opportunities

Students may earn Level I NIMS certification.

  • Machining Technology Level I  – 160 Hours to Complete 
  • Machining Technology Level I I – 160 Hours to Complete
  • Basic Industrial Maintenance Class – 160 Hours to Complete
  • Advanced Mechatronics Class – 160 Hours to Complete
  • Workplace Skills: MSSC/CPT Class – 100 Hours to Complete

Contact Information

To learn more, contact:
Dr. Mark Little
Department Chair, Computer and Industrial Technologies

Kristen Griffin