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Metal Mania

SUMMER 2021: June 7 – July 27

10 Seats Available — Free to Students

Metal Mania at Mid-State Technical College is open to high school students, college students, those currently employed, and job seekers interested in the high demand field of machining. Student tuition is fully sponsored by CWIMA, with books paid for by the Mid-State Technical College Foundation, Inc. Successful completion will result in six Mid-State Machine Tool Technician program credits. Classes run Monday through Thursday, June 7 to July 27, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. No classes will be held July 4–8.


Technical Drawing Interpretation (2 Credits) • Monday – Thursday, June 7 – July 1, Daily 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Course 10-623-116 • Class #40977

Technical drawings are the heart of the manufacturing process. This course will develop proficiency with the visualization of multi-view orthographic projection drawings, interpretation of print symbols, dimensioning standards, tolerance standards, assembly drawings, and section and auxiliary views. Included in this course will be hands-on drawing and interpretation of prints as well as classroom presentations.

Introduction to Turning Machines (2 Credits) • Monday – Thursday, June 7 – July 1, Daily 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Course 32-420-326 • Class #40978

This course will introduce functions and capabilities of turning machines known as lathes. Activities and hands-on lab exercises will be used to introduce learners to the most common applications of lathes in the machine shop. Shop safety, terminology, and identification of turning machines and related equipment in a machine shop environment will be introduced. Learners will also gain an understanding of basic setup and metal cutting processes performed on turning machines.

CNC Lathe Setup and Operation (2 Credits) • Monday – Thursday, July 12 - 27, Daily 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Course 32-420-373 • Class #40979

In this introductory computerized numerical control (CNC) machining course, students will practice the skills needed to setup and operate CNC lathes. Classroom presentations and lab projects will focus on safety, theory, and terminology as it relates to completing machine setups in the CNC lathe. Topics covered will be tool and work offset setting, work holding, and quality. Learners will work with proven CNC part programs and setup documents to create parts to specifications and ensure all parts of a production run maintain quality throughout the run.



Contact Jackie Esselman (715.422.5413)

If you have a disability and require accommodations to participate in this activity, contact the event coordinator as soon as possible, ideally 14 days in advance.