The CTE Machine Operations program prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills in all aspects of shaping metal parts. Instruction involves making computations relating to work dimensions, tooling and feeds and speeds of machining. Emphasis is placed upon bench work and the operation of lathes, power saws, shapers, milling machines, grinders, drills and computer operated equipment (CNC and CIM). Instruction also includes the use of precision measuring instruments such as layout tools, micrometers and gauges; methods of machining and heat treatment of various metals; blueprint reading; and the layout of machine parts. Instruction prepares students to operate all types of hand and computer controlled machines.
The Machine Operations program is offered at the following school:Pittsburgh Brashear High SchoolCertifications offered:National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)OSHA
CPR/AED/First-AidStudents who are successful in the Machine Operations program have the opportunity to earn FREE college credits, as part of this program of study.