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Metal Mania @ Stevens Point Area Senior High School

Fall 2021 – Spring 2022

Participants of Metal Mania @ Stevens Point Area Senior High School will earn up to six (6) credits in Mid-State Technical College’s Machine Tool Program. Get your head start in one of Wisconsin’s leading manufacturing career programs!

  • Open to high school students, college students, and adult learners.
  • Space is limited to 8 seats.
  • Scholarships are available!

Classes will meet at Stevens Point Area Senior High School and will follow school district harm reduction protocol.


Introduction to Milling Machines (2 credits) · Monday and Wednesday, September 27 – December 15 (no class on November 22 or 24)
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Course 32-420-337 · Class #: 66435
Instructor: Joe Byczynski

Explore the fundamentals of basic operations and safety of manual mills. Through the utilization of classroom and lab activities learners will acquire a basic understanding of the Milling Machine components as well as the cutting tools and basic work holding devices that may be used on the machine. The importance of proper tool selection and usage as utilizing the Milling Machines components properly will be the concentration.

Technical Drawing Interpretation (2 credits) · Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, February 14 – March 9 
4:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Course 10-623-116  · Class #: 24347
Instructor: Kerry Duckart

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, section and auxiliary views. Included in this course will be hands on drawing and interpretation of prints as well as classroom presentations.

CNC Mills Set Up and Operation (2 credits) · Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, March 28 – May 18 
4:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Course 32-420-374 · Class #: 24348
Instructor: Mike Berry

In this introductory Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining course, students will practice the skills needed to set up and operate CNC milling machines. Classroom presentations and lab projects will focus on safety, theory, terminology as it relates to completing machine setups in the CNC milling machine. 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. Corequisite: Introduction to Milling Machines 32420337


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.