Machine Operator Training
Career Field: Technical – Manufacturing
Adult Career Pathway: Machine Operator
Type: Concurrent (ABE, technical college and workforce center)
Prepares Students for: Machine Operator job – qualified to operate punch press, laser turret, and brake press; possible transition to Machine Technology Certificate 1, 2, and 3 (ATC), CNC Manufacturing Technology at technical college
Target Student Population: 18+ years old; high school graduate, GED holder, or near completion of GED; TABE A Reading (9-12 GLE); TABE A Math (8 – 12 GLE); ability to pass random drug screening; physically able to perform job
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Course Description: Prepares students with the math they need to be successful in a machine shop. Focus is on basic math skills: working with fractions, decimals, percent, proportions, and algebra; limited blueprint reading; accurate ruler reading, understanding tolerances, and conversions. Students also develop teamwork and communication skills. NOTE: Run concurrently with the technical college machine shop training, along with career skills (resume writing, interview skills) taught by the workforce center.
Duration of Course: 2.5 hours/class, 2 days/week, 5 weeks = 25 total instructional hours
Curriculum Materials: Organized in Google Drive folders by day. Each day includes lesson plan, PowerPoint presentation, student study guide with answer key, plus additional handouts and learning activities.
Curriculum Pluses: Well organized, based on clear course objectives. Extensive instructional materials. Effectively integrates transitions skills into study of technical material.
Curriculum Drawbacks: None.
Author: Cindy Secord, Metro North ABE; adapted from curriculum of Kelly Foltmer
Metro North ABE
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