At a Glance:

Floyd: Bartley Jenkins
Bartley Jenkins, Program Director & Instructor of Machine Tool Technology
Office: D119
Phone: 706-295-6998
Campus: Floyd County Campus
Department: Industrial Technologies, Machine Tool Technology

Lathe Operator (LP11)

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Floyd County Campus

Program Overview

The Lathe Operator certificate program prepares students to use lathes, lathe set up, and lathe tool grinding. Emphasis is placed on cutting threads, boring holes to precise measurements, and cutting tapers. Topics include an introduction to machine tool technology, blueprint reading for machine tool, and basic and advanced lathe operations.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Required Courses (13 hours)
Introduces the fundamental concepts and procedures necessary for the safe and efficient use of basic machine tools. Topics include: machine shop safety, terminology, use of hand and bench tools, analysis of measurements, part layout, horizontal and vertical band saw setup and operation, drill press setup and operation, and quality control.
Introduces the fundamental concepts necessary to develop blueprint reading competencies, interpret drawings, and produce sketches for machine tool applications. Topics include interpretation of blueprints, sketching, sectioning, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and assembly drawings.
Provides opportunities for students to develop skill in the setup and operation of metal cutting lathes. Topics include: safety, lathes parts and controls, lathe tooling and tool bit grinding, lathe calculations, lathe setup and operations.
Provides further instruction for students to develop skill in the use of lathes. Topics include: lathes, lathe setup, lathe operations, and safety.