See also: Machine Technology Career Information
The Machine Shop program at Lee College offers up-to-date training in preparation for a position as an entry-level machinist or millwright. This program provides two associate of applied science degrees-Machinist and Millwright; and three certificates of completion: Machinist, Millwright and Millwright Helper. Training occurs in a well-equipped machine shop laboratory which provides hands-on learning opportunities on various types of shop equipment.
Machinist Related Programs & Requirements
Machinists do the necessary machining operations, and monitoring of the feed and speed of the machine. They use precision instruments to make sure the work is correct; then they finish and assemble the pieces. Some machinists repair or make new parts for existing machinery. Skills and personal qualities needed to succeed in this career include physical stamina, an ability to work independently, mathematical ability and being detail oriented.