Manual Machinist

Manufacturers are looking for highly skilled workers to create increasingly complex and important products. If you're looking for a stable career in a growing industry, becoming a manual machinist could be the best option for you. This online Manual Machinist course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to prove competency and begin your new career quickly.

The Manual Machinist course provides an intensive overview of the skills necessary to perform manual machining. You will learn workholding, math, inspection, safety, machining, materials, quality, grinding, and assembly to work as a Manual Machinist.

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12 Months / 205 Course Hrs
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George Mason University

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Course code: GES782

What you will learn

  • Production Floor Safety
  • CNC Controls and Programming
  • Metallurgy
  • Machining and Grinding Processes
  • Fastener Assembly
  • Inspection Methods
  • Six Sigma, 5S, Lean, and TPM
  • Workholding Principles

How you will benefit

  • Prepare for a career as a manual machinist, production machinist, machine operator, manual lathe operator, or manual mill operator
  • Gain the skills you need to confidently perform your job

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 205 course hours
  1. Workholding
    1. Intro to Workholding 104
    2. Supporting and Locating Principles 106
    3. Locating Devices 107
    4. Clamping Basics 108
    5. Chucks, Collets, and Vises 110
    6. Fixture Body Construction 200
    7. Fixture Design Basics 210
    8. Drill Bushing Selection 230
  2. Math
    1. Math Fundamentals 101
    2. Math: Fractions and Decimals 111
    3. Units of Measurement 112
    4. Basics of Tolerance 121
    5. Blueprint Reading 131
    6. Algebra Fundamentals 141
    7. Geometry: Lines and Angles 151
    8. Geometry: Triangles 161
    9. Geometry: Circles and Polygons 171
    10. Trigonometry: The Pythagorean Theorem 201
    11. Trigonometry: Sine, Cosine, Tangent 211
    12. Trigonometry: Sine Bar Applications 221
    13. Statistics 231
  3. Inspection
    1. Basic Measurement 101
    2. Calibration Fundamentals 111
    3. Hole Standards and Inspection 141
    4. Thread Standards and Inspection 151
    5. Surface Texture and Inspection 201
    6. Material Tests for Welding 201
    7. Introduction to GD&T 301
    8. Major Rules of GD&T 311
    9. Inspecting a Prismatic Part 321
    10. Inspecting a Cylindrical Part 331
    11. Advanced Hole Inspection 341
    12. Inspecting with Optical Comparators 351
    13. Inspecting with CMMs 361
    14. Calibration and Documentation 371
  4. Metal Cutting
    1. Cutting Processes 111
    2. Safety for Metal Cutting 101
    3. Overview of Machine Tools 121
    4. Basic Cutting Theory 201
    5. Band Saw Operation 211
    6. Introduction to Metal Cutting Fluids 221
    7. Metal Cutting Fluid Safety 231
    8. Toolholders for Turning 260
    9. Speed and Feed for the Lathe 301
    10. High-Speed Machining 310
    11. Speed and Feed for the Mill 311
    12. Hard Turning 315
    13. Cutting Tool Materials 321
    14. Machining Titanium Alloys 325
    15. Carbide Grade Selection 331
    16. ANSI Insert Selection 341
    17. Lathe Tool Geometry 351
    18. Mill Tool Geometry 361
    19. Drill Tool Geometry 371
    20. Optimizing Tool Life and Process 381
    21. Impact of Workpiece Materials 391
  5. Machining
    1. Manual Mill Basics 201
    2. Engine Lathe Basics 211
    3. Manual Mill Setup 221
    4. Overview of Engine Lathe Setup 205
    5. Benchwork and Layout Operations 241
    6. Manual Mill Operation 251
    7. Engine Lathe Operation 225
    8. Holemaking on the Manual Mill 271
    9. Threading on the Engine Lathe 235
    10. Taper Turning on the Engine Lathe 240
    11. Introduction to CNC Machines 201
    12. Basics of the CNC Lathe 211
    13. Basics of the CNC Mill 212
    14. Coordinates for the CNC Lathe 221
    15. Coordinates for the CNC Mill 222
    16. Basics of G Code Programming 231
    17. Introduction to CAD and CAM for Machining 241
    18. Control Panel Functions for the CNC Lathe 251
    19. Control Panel Functions for the CNC Mill 252
    20. Offsets on the CNC Lathe 261
    21. Offsets on the CNC Mill 262
    22. Creating a CNC Turning Program 301
    23. Creating a CNC Milling Program 302
    24. Turning Calculations 285
    25. Calculations for Programming the Mill 312
    26. Canned Cycles for the Lathe 321
    27. Canned Cycles for the Mill 322
    28. Haas Mill: Control Panel Overview 250
    29. Haas Lathe: Control Panel Overview 255
    30. Haas Mill: Entering Offsets 260
    31. Haas Lathe: Entering Offsets 265
    32. Haas Mill: Locating Program Zero 270
    33. Haas Lathe: Locating Program Zero 275
    34. Haas Mill: Program Execution 280
    35. Haas Lathe: Program Execution 285
    36. Haas Mill: Program Storage 310
    37. Haas Lathe: Program Storage 315
    38. Haas Mill: First Part Runs 320
    39. Haas Lathe: First Part Runs 325
    40. Fanuc Mill: Control Panel Overview 250
    41. Fanuc Lathe: Control Panel Overview 255
    42. Fanuc Mill: Entering Offsets 260
    43. Fanuc Lathe: Entering Offsets 265
    44. Fanuc Mill: Locating Program Zero 270
    45. Fanuc Lathe: Locating Program Zero 275
    46. Fanuc Mill: Program Execution 280
    47. Fanuc Lathe: Program Execution 285
    48. Fanuc Mill: Program Storage 310
    49. Fanuc Lathe: Program Storage 315
    50. Fanuc Mill: First Part Runs 320
    51. Fanuc Lathe: First Part Runs 325
    52. Mazak Mill: Control Panel Overview 250
    53. Mazak Lathe: Control Panel Overview 255
    54. Mazak Mill: Locating Program Zero 270
    55. Mazak Lathe: Locating Program Zero 275
    56. Mazak Mill: Entering Offsets 280
    57. Mazak Lathe: Entering Offsets 285
    58. Creating an EIA/ISO Program for the Mazak Mill 286
    59. Creating an EIA/ISO Program for the Mazak Lathe 287
    60. Creating a Mazatrol Program for the Mill 288
    61. Creating a Mazatrol Program for the Lathe 289
    62. Mazak Mill: Program Execution 290
    63. Mazak Lathe: Program Execution 295
    64. Mazak Mill: Program Storage 310
    65. Mazak Lathe: Program Storage 315
    66. Mazak Mill: First Part Runs 320
    67. Mazak Lathe: First Part Runs 325
  6. Safety
    1. Intro to OSHA 101
    2. Personal Protective Equipment 111
    3. Safety for Electrical Work 111
    4. Noise Reduction and Hearing Conservation 121
    5. Respiratory Safety 131
    6. Lockout/Tagout Procedures 141
    7. SDS and Hazard Communication 151
    8. Bloodborne Pathogens 161
    9. Walking and Working Surfaces 171
    10. Fire Safety and Prevention 181
    11. Flammable/Combustible Liquids 191
    12. Ergonomics 102
    13. Hand and Power Tool Safety 201
    14. Safety for Lifting Devices 211
    15. Powered Industrial Truck Safety 221
    16. Confined Spaces 231
    17. Environmental Safety Hazards 241
    18. Machine Guarding 140
  7. Materials
    1. Introduction to Physical Properties 101
    2. Introduction to Mechanical Properties 111
    3. Introduction to Metals 121
    4. Classification of Steel 201
    5. Essentials of Heat Treatment of Steel 211
    6. Hardness Testing 221
    7. Ferrous Metals 231
    8. Nonferrous Metals 241
    9. Exotic Alloys 301
  8. Quality and Manufacturing Management
    1. Lean Manufacturing Overview 101
    2. Essentials of Leadership 110
    3. Essentials of Communication 120
    4. ISO 9001: 2015 Review 122
    5. Continuous Process Improvement: Managing Flow 124
    6. Continuous Process Improvement: Identifying and Eliminating Waste 125
    7. Manufacturing Process Applications: Part II 125
    8. Managing Performance: Best Practices 130
    9. Approaches to Maintenance 131
    10. Managing Performance: Corrective Actions 135
    11. Basics of Manufacturing Costs 140
    12. Total Productive Maintenance 141
    13. Conflict Resolution Principles 150
    14. 5S Overview 151
    15. Conflict Resolution for Different Groups 155
    16. Team Leadership 160
    17. Intro to Six Sigma 171
    18. Troubleshooting 181
    19. Personal Effectiveness 190
    20. Managing the Diverse Workplace 210
    21. SPC Overview 211
    22. Harassment and Discrimination 215
    23. Performance Management and the Law 230
    24. Interpreting Blueprints 230
    25. Metrics for Lean 231
    26. Process Flow Charting 241
    27. Strategies for Setup Reduction 251
    28. Six Sigma Goals and Tools 310
  9. Grinding
    1. Grinding Processes 201
    2. Grinding Safety 211
    3. Basic Grinding Theory 221
    4. Basics of the Surface Grinder 231
    5. Basics of the Cylindrical Grinder 232
    6. Basics of the Centerless Grinder 233
    7. Setup for the Surface Grinder 241
    8. Setup for the Cylindrical Grinder 242
    9. Setup for the Centerless Grinder 243
    10. Surface Grinder Operation 251
    11. Cylindrical Grinder Operation 252
    12. Centerless Grinder Operation 253
    13. Grinding Ferrous Metals 311
    14. Grinding Nonferrous Metals 321
    15. Grinding Wheel Materials 331
    16. Grinding Wheel Geometry 361
    17. Dressing and Truing 341
  10. Fasteners
    1. Intro to Fastener Threads 110
    2. Overview of Threaded Fasteners 117
    3. Tools for Threaded Fasteners 120
    4. Overview of Non-Threaded Fasteners 125
    5. Intro to Fastener Ergonomics 130
    6. Properties for Fasteners 200
    7. Understanding Torque 210
    8. Threaded Fastener Selection 215

This is not an instructor facilitated course; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or newer.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

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No.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive twelve (12) months to complete the course.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.

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