SPC Workforce Development to offer three Industrial Technology courses starting Jan. 16

 

LUBBOCK – South Plains College Workforce Development will offer three Industrial Technology courses starting Jan. 16.

 

Rodney Busby, instructor of Industrial Manufacturing/Emerging Technologies, will be the instructor for all three courses.

 

Basic Machine Shop – will be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 9:10 p.m. from Jan. 17 through May 9 on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 139 at the SPC Lubbock Center, 3907 Ave. Q. The cost of the course is $504, and participants will earn 96 hours or 9.6 continuing education units.

 

This introductory course focuses on machining fundamental. Students will learn to use basic machine tools including the lathe, milling machine, drill press, power saw and bench grinder.  Machine terminology, theory, math, part layout and bench work using common measuring tools is included. Emphasis is placed on shop safety, housekeeping and preventative maintenance.

 

At the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate set-up and use of the lathe, milling machine, drill press, power saw and bench grinder applying good housekeeping, proper safety and preventative maintenance. Students will use precision instruments to perform bench work including part layout, drilling, reaming, taping, press fitting, location of the hole in the centers and surfaces; set up power saws for cutoff operation, demonstrate tooling maintenance and hazardous material handling. Students will perform preventative maintenance and interpret blueprints.

 

CAD/CAM – will be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 9:10 p.m. from Jan. 17 through May 9 on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 139 at the SPC Lubbock Center, 3907 Ave. Q. The cost of the course is $555, and participants will earn 96 hours or 9.6 continuing education units.

 

In this intermediate course, students will study computer assisted applications in integrating engineering graphics and manufacturing. Emphasis on the conversion of a working drawing using computer aided manufacturing (Cad/Cam) software and related input and output devices translating into machine codes.

At the end of the course, students will be able to describe the history and application of CAD/CAM systems and components, apply CAD/CAM software and related input and output devices as well as interface CAD/CAM to machines.

 

Bench Work and Layout – will be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 9:10 p.m. from Jan. 16 through May 10 on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 139 at the SPC Lubbock Center, 3907 Ave. Q. The cost of the course is $504, and participants will earn 96 hours or 9.6 continuing education units.

 

In this introductory course to bench work and layout, students will learn the application of the use and theory of tools such as hand tools, height gages, pedestal grinders and layout tools.

 

At the end of the course, students will be able to identify layout and hand tools, describe the proper use of layout and hand tools, list the safety procedures in operating a pedestal grinder, demonstrate proper use of layout tools using precision and semi-precision procedures, adjust clearances on the tool rest and the spark arrestor on the pedal grinder. Students also will be able to perform grinding procedures on twist drills and tool blanks and perform grinding wheel replacement.

 

For more information, call (806) 716-2700.