Machine Trades

Students in the Machine Trades program will learn about a variety of tools related to machine tool operation. Students will setup and operate engine lathes, vertical milling machines, drill presses, cut-off-saws, and surface grinders. Other areas covered will be layout, precision measurement, shop math, basic computer aided machining (Mazak and Haas), arc and oxyacetylene welding. Advanced students will work with advanced machine operations and set-ups along with electrical discharge machine operations, tool and cutter grinding, jigs and fixtures, advanced computer aided machining, tig, mig, and wire feed welding. Students learn in a hands-on lab, implementing classroom theory with individual and team projects.

(Machine Trades is held at the GI-TEC Mt. Pleasant Campus).


Machine Trades Instructor

(989) 775-2210 x 20700


Future career preparation: 

  • CAD/CAM Operator
  • CNC Operator
  • CNC Programming
  • Drilling Operator
  • Lathe Operator
  • Milling Operator
  • Precision Grinding
  • Tool & Die Making
  • Boring Mill Operator
  • CNC Machinist
  • Die Design
  • Drafting/Tool Design
  • EDM Programmer
  • Inspector
  • Machine Repair
  • Machine Tool Operator
  • Plant Manager
  • Product Designer
  • Purchasing
  • CNC Operator
  • CNC Programmer
  • Drilling Specialist
  • EDM Programmer
  • General Precision Machinist
  • Grinding Specialist
  • Lathe Specialist
  • Milling Specialist
  • Mold Maker
  • Tool & Die Maker
  • Business Owner
  • Foreman/Supervisor
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgist