Machinist (Turning and Milling) - Artisan

Certificate program (NITA)

Certificate 5 terms

About Machinist (Turning and Milling) - Artisan programme

A machinist specialised in turning and milling technology manufactures production parts in various lot sizes using various machine tools. A machinist can also disassemble, reassemble and repair the machine tool as well as build new parts such as gears, splines, and shafts using various machine tools such as mills, lathes, grinders, and planers.

Milling is the process of machining using rotary cutters to remove material by advancing a cutter into a workpiece. This may be done varying direction on one or several axes, cutter head speed, and pressure. Milling covers a wide variety of different operations and machines, on scales from small individual parts to large, heavy-duty gang milling operations. It is one of the most commonly used processes for machining custom parts to precise tolerances.

Milling can be done with a wide range of machine tools. The original class of machine tools for milling was the milling machine (often called a mill).

This Machinist artisan certificate program trains students to: 

  • Reading blueprints and
  • Performing precision measurement.
  • Set up and operate manual mills, lathes, and grinders.
  • Set up and operate computer numerical control (CNC) lathes and mills.
  • Maintain manual and CNC machines.

Entry requirements for Machinist (Turning and Milling) - Artisan

KCPE Certificate

Machinist (Turning and Milling) - Artisan Course Subjects

  • Lathes
  • Milling
  • Benchwork
  • Drilling Machines
  • Trade Mathematics
  • Safety and Basic Shop Mechanics
  • Measurement, Materials and Cutting Fluid
  • Technical Drawing and Blueprint Reading
  • Technical Drawing and Blueprint Reading
  • Materials/Heat Treatment
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Numerical Control
  • Grinding
  • Lathe Operations
  • Milling
  • Communications
  • CNC Machining
  • Mathematics
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Cutting Tool Technology
  • Machine Tools (Theory)
  • Machine Tools (Shop)

Colleges offering Machinist (Turning and Milling) - Artisan

Machinist (Turning and Milling) - Artisan

Don Bosco Boys Technical Training Centre
Nairobi County

Machinist (Turning and Milling) - Artisan

Railway Training Institute (RTI)
Nairobi County