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Machinist (Turning and Milling) Certificate - NITA

A machinist is a tradesperson who machines using hand tools and machine tools to create or modify a part that is made of metal, plastics, or wood.

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  •  Certificate  5 terms

    A machinist is a tradesperson who machines using hand tools and machine tools to create or modify a part that is made of metal, plastics, or wood.

    A machinist is usually called upon when a part needs to be produced from a material by cutting. Such a part may be unique or may be needed in the thousands. This could include a machinery part for a production line or anything that can be made from metal or plastic. Producing a part will often require several steps and more than one machine tool. Each machine tool plays a specific role in cutting away excess material.

    Students of this Machinist certificate program will:

    • gain knowledge in reading blueprints and performing precision measurements.
    • Learn to set up and operate manual mills, lathes, and grinders.
    • Learn to set up and operate computer numerical control (CNC) lathes and mills.
    • Develop skills in maintaining manual and CNC machines. 

    Career options

    A Machinist certificate program graduate may look forward to careers as a

    • CNC Machinist,
    • Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operator,
    • Machinist,
    • Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setter,
    • Operator and Tender,
    • Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setter,
    • Operator,
    • Tender.

    Entry Requirements

    KCSE Mean Grade D-(Minus) or equivalent

    Machinist Turning and Milling Certificate - course content

    • 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)

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