Machining is on the rise across the state and in the Meridian district. The Product Development and Machining program drills down to the foundation of both manual and computer numeric controlled (CNC) machining.
Using blueprints and custom schematics, students will learn how to create, design and manufacture the tools and components for a wide variety of production needs. Throughout the program, students will master subtracting manufacturing, the process of transforming raw material into shape by taking away layers of material to create a product. Students will gain experience working with a variety of materials – steel, aluminum, plastic and more.
It’s all in the details for this program. Meridian offers three types of training in this career field. Students can learn to be a CNC Machinist Assistant, a CNC Machinist or an Engine Lathe Operator. Graduates will have the skills needed to test for a variety of industry certifications through the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (
Put your fingers to work! Machining is where technology meets production. As a CNC Machinist you’ll learn how to input code on machining tools such as lathes, multi-axis spindles, milling machines and plasma cutters to cut and shape precision products, such as automobile, aviation and machine parts. Whether you’re producing large quantities of one part […]
Try your hand at Machining as an Engine Lathe Operator. This entry-level career path teaches you how to set up and operate an engine lathe to produce precision parts. You’ll gain a basic knowledge of mechanics, shop math, metal properties, layout and machining procedures. By the end of the program you’ll know how to select, […]
Help machining go smoothly as a CNC Machinist Assistant. In this program you’ll learn how to set up, operate and tend engine lathes and milling machines. You can put those skills to work milling, shaping, and profiling metal or plastic work pieces. You’ll master reading blueprints, layouts, sketches or other specifications. These skills will be […]