Introduction To Machining Course - Jan 2019
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Introduction to Machining


Are you interested in a career in advanced manufacturing? Join us at the Great Lakes Advanced Manufacturing which is a branch of the Croswell-Lexington Community Schools. Enrollees in this CNC Milling/Machining course will learn the industrial skills of a CNC Programer and Operator. Students who earn industry nationally recognized certifications, will be eligible for employment in this high demand career field.



60-80 hours over a maximum of 10 weeks. blended learning (hands on /online) for Adults.


Course Description

This course will expose the beginning machining student to the fundamental practices and operations of milling  and turning. The student will begin with reviewing key print reading principles, basic shop math and basic measuring tools. Students will then learn the components, safety and basic machine operations of the vertical mill, lathe.

The fundamental learning skills to be
mastered in this course includes the following:

  • Basic Print Reading

  • Basic Shop Math
  • Basic Measuring Tools

  • Mill, Lathe, components and safety

  • Basic Drilling Operations

  • Basic Vertical Mill operations  

  • Basic Turning Operations


Assessments/Mastery of Content 

The combination of e-learning (via the internet) and on-site learning activities/assessments will be implemented. Students are required to demonstrate an 80% mastery level or higher on all assessments in order to achieve credit and the GLAMC industry certification.


Attendance Policy

In the pursuit of academic achievement it is important for all students to be focused, engaged, and well behaved at all times:

Regular attendance is necessary for successful completion of this course.  Learners must attend all classes. Excessive absenteeism will have a detrimental effect on the student’s class completion. Please contact the instructor as soon as possible when you must miss a class. The same criteria an employer uses to evaluate absences will be used here, including dismissal from the class.

Enroll today to learn Machining fundamentals at Great Lakes Advanced Manufacturing Collaboration. For more information please contact us at 810.679.1333 or ask us a question here.


For scheduling information please contact GLAMC here
or the District office at 810.679.1333