Pinellas Technical College

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Machining - Short Course - Evening


Short Courses/Continuing Education

Mission Statement
Provide training opportunities for technical updating and advancement for various occupations in the field of machining.

A planned sequence of courses provides technical updating for occupations in the field of machining.

Class Schedule:

  • May 31, 2017 - July 12, 2017
  • August 21, 2017 - October 11, 2017
  • October 18, 2017 - December 15, 2017
  • December 18, 2017 - February 28, 2018
  • March 7, 2018 - May 7, 2018
  • Tuition - $256.20 per class
  • Book - $120.00 one time fee
  • NIMS Certification Exam - $40.00 - one time fee 
Meeting Days: Monday and Wednesday

Meeting Time: 5:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m.

Meeting Room: Building 1, room 1-051

Location: Clearwater

Related Links
American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Contact Information
Richard McConnaughey, Machining Instructor, (727) 538-7167, ext. 2062, email at

Content of Courses

CNC Machining Course

Typical Course Completion Time: 225 Hours

Computerized Numercial Controlled (CNC) Machining is an introductory class that addresses the skills needed to use computerized machining systems.  In addition to covering lathe and mill skills instruction addresses G and M codes, setting of offsets, and loading of software tools and programs.

Additional Information
No textbook is required for purchase and all supply materials are provided.

MasterCam Course

Typical Course Completion Time: 150 Hours

This course trains students to utilize MasterCam machining software.  Students progress from basic to advanced level skills.  Some of the topics covered are geometry creation, tool offsets, tool selection, types of tool paths, code generation and production.  Instruction then progresses to surface and 3-D creation.

Additional Information
Textbooks will be required for the class. Detailed information will be provided first night of class.


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