Coordinator: Wyatt Dube

Maintenance Instructor: Bill Barros
Machining Instructor: James Gibbons

Industrial maintenance technicians PROGRAM

With advancing technology, the era of the single-craft technician is over. Technicians are now expected to master multiple skill sets (e.g., mechanics, electronics, automation, and instrumentation) in order to better maintain today’s highly technical production processes. Maintenance technicians are integral in any industry that utilizes machinery to provide a service or create a product. Polk State College has a Multi-Craft Technician Program that teaches the skills necessary for work in a multitude of industries such as distribution warehouses, automobile assembly plants, food and beverage packaging facilities, and petroleum refineries. Throughout the program, students are provided an opportunity to earn credentialing in:

  • Mechanical Systems
  • Maintenance Operations
  • Hydraulics Systems
  • Pneumatic Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Electrical Control Systems
  • Maintenance Piping
  • Process Control Systems
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Ammonia Refrigeration

Next Class
October 10 , 2017- June 8, 2018
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Earns articulated credit in the following Engineering Technology courses:
ETM1010C, ETI1420C, ETI1110C, ETI1701C, ETI1402C

For more information, contact Wyatt Dube.


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Computer numeric control (CNC) MACHINIST PROGRAM

CNC Machinist Program Flyer

This certification program validates that an individual has the information and skills to successfully setup and operate a computer numerical control (CNC) milling center, maintain quality and safety standards, keep records, and maintain equipment and supplies. This course is aligned to six National Institute for Metalworking (NIMS) certificates, with competencies including:

  • Industrial Safety and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Lock-Out/Tag-Out Processes
  • Job and Process Planning
  • Hand-Tool Usage
  • Maintenance of Safe Operations with Machine Tools
  • Blueprint Reading and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Introduction to Metrology
  • Shop-Based Mathematics
  • Basic Manual Machine-Tool Operations
  • Saw Operations
  • Rough-Cutting and Blanking of Materials
  • Identification of CNC Mill and Lathe Tools for Machining
  • Setup and Maintenance of Tool Holders and Inserts for CNC Processes
  • Identification and Usage of Machine Components
  • Inspection of Basic Components
  • Machine Setup and First-Part Proving Procedures
  • Maintenance of Part Specifications through Measurements and Offsets
  • Documentation through Production Logs or Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Implementation and Review of Improvement Processes
  • G and M Codes for Programming for the Lathe and Mill
  • G-Code Creation and Required NIMS Parts for Machines

Next CNC Classes Offerings:

Fall 2017
August 21 – December 12, 2017
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Spring 2018
January 8 – May 3, 2018
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Choose the track you want to follow:
Track 1:  8- week CNC Operator $3,780.00
Students will be certified CNC Operators upon completion of this track

Track 2:  8-week CNC Programming $3,670.00
Students will be certified CNC Programmers upon completion of this track

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  1. Manual Machinist (10 weeks) – 2018 SUMMER PROGRAM

    Next class offering:

    Summer 2018 (dates TBA)
    Monday – Friday
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Fee: $4,815.00

    This certification program validates that an individual has the information and skills to successfully complete process planning; basic manual milling and turning machine applications; and machine setups, operations, and inspection techniques; as well as integrate the necessary safety standards. This course is aligned to four National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certificates, with competencies including:

    • Industrial Safety
    • Blueprint Interpretation
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Cutting-Tool Assembly
    • Cutting-Tool Selection
    • Cutting-Tool Sharpening
    • Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerances
    • Precision Measurements
    • Introduction to Metrology
    • Materials Identification and Tool Selection
    • Successful Machining Techniques
    • Tolerance Inspection
    • Machine Maintenance
    • Machining Applications
    • Material Preparation
    • Metallurgical Introduction
    • Digital Readout (DRO) Introduction and Uses