Machining Fundamentals course is designed to prepare students with the requisite skills needed to succeed in both the Manual Mill Operator and Engine Lathe Operator credentialing program at Raritan Valley Community College. Program training includes basic machine fundamentals. Classes are conducted in an actual CNC machine shop environment at the RVCC Campus, equipped with Haas CNC machines, including four virtual machining centers and four CNC lathes. The training lab also has two Bridgeport style Mills, two engine lathes, two surface grinders, vertical band saw, optical comparator and other basic machinery.
In the lab, students will learn to read and interpret blueprints, to handle precision measurement tools, and receive an OSH-10 card.
The Machining Fundamentals course is a prerequisite for all Advanced Manufacturing programs.