Machine Ops

The CTE Machine Operations program prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills in all aspects of shaping metal parts. Instruction involves making computations relating to work dimensions, tooling and feeds, and speeds of machining. Emphasis is placed upon bench work and the operation of lathes, power saws, shapers, milling machines, grinders, drills, and computer-operated equipment (CNC and CIM). Instruction also includes the use of precision measuring instruments such as layout tools, micrometers, and gauges; methods of machining and heat treatment of various metals; blueprint reading; and the layout of machine parts. Instruction prepares students to operate all types of different machines.

Machine Ops offers certifications such as:

  • National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
  • OSHA

For more information or questions about Machine Ops,  please contact Mr. Muro at