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

Walker: Philip Shirley
Philip Shirley, Instructor of Machine Tool Technology
Office: 104
Phone: 706-764-3693
Campus: Walker County Campus
Department: Industrial Technologies, Machine Tool Technology

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Basic Machinist (BM31)

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Walker County Campus
  • Floyd County Campus

Program Overview

The Basic Machinist certificate program prepares students for a machine tool operator position with a machine shop or machine tool establishment.  Topics include foundations of mathematics, an introduction to machine tool technology, and blueprint reading for machine tool applications.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Required Courses (10 hours)
Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, formula manipulation, technical applications, and basic statistics.
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.