Interested in starting a manufacturing training program at MASC? Browse the individual course listings below to learn more. All courses can be customized to fit a company's individual needs and expanded to cover more advanced operations.


Expands on the Basics of the CNC Machine course and takes your knowledge to a whole new level.

The Applied Design and Technology course covers basic blueprint reading and interpretation.

Basic CNC Operations begins with machine-simulator training followed by hands-on feeding, operation, and maintenance.

The Basics of the CNC Swiss-Type Lathe course covers the basic components of the Swiss-type lathe as well as common tooling and machining operations.

The Blueprint Reading course covers the basics of orthographic projection, concentrating on simple and complex drawings for machining or assembly purposes. The course also covers the application and meaning of geometric characteristics and controls, the metric system, weldment, forging and casting drawings and procedures, communication with freehand sketches, blueprint terms, and abbreviations.

The Basic Machine Operation course covers the fundamentals of operating, maintaining and feeding ASM or eyelet machines.

In this course, students receive instruction, training and hands-on application in the use of measuring tools, material types, advanced lathe operation, advanced mill operation, cylindrical grinder operation, layout, and inspection. Introduction to computerized numerical control (CNC) machining and programming. Students will perform in-class manufacturing projects.

Students receive instruction and demonstrate skills in more advanced areas of manufacturing technology, such as lay-out and turning irregular shapes, turning eccentric, CNC programming, cutter sharpening, specialized mill attachments, and electrical discharge machines. Students continue to receive instruction in safety requirements and demonstrate sound safety practices. Students will continue to perform i-class manufacturing projects. Students will demonstrate the ability to complete a job application and interview to perform entry-level job readiness and trade skills.

The Drill Press course covers sawing and drilling machines. Topics include the use of cutoff saws, use of drill presses, using the vertical band saw, drilling tools, countersinking, reaming and counterboring.

Integrated Math covers a review of the basics of mathematics ranging from multiplication and division to reading instrumentation and Statistical Process Control (SPC).

This course focuses on blueprint reading. Topics covered include lines and their uses, auxiliary views, sectional views, basic and special dimensioning, dimensioning practices for holes, chamfers, angles, tapers, keyway diameters, and radii. Geometric tolerancing and dimensioning are also covered in this course.

This course describes the basic principles of lean manufacturing and compares them to traditional manufacturing approaches.

Course on vertical and horizontal milling machine practices. Topics include cutting tools and holders, setups, spindles, arbors and work holding methods.

The Manufacturing Math course focuses on the study of arithmetic and algebraic operations applied to manufacturing circumstances. The course also covers an in-depth study of fractions, decimals, tolerances, percentages, signed numbers, powers, roots, ratios, proportions, and the metric system.

Students will be introduced to the basics of safety, as well as the use and care of hand tools, power tools, and stationary equipment. Manufacturing methods are initiated with an introduction to machinery and material types, along with basic applications and Micrometer reading. Technology-related mathematics, reading, writing, vocabulary, blueprint reading, and science are integrated throughout the curriculum.

This course covers the main concepts of Statistical Process Control (SPC) and explains how to recognize processes that are affected by special causes.

The Surface Grinding course focuses on the use of various grinding machines. Topics covered include the selection and identification of grinding wheels, truing, dressing and balancing wheels, grinding fluids, using the horizontal spindle, reciprocating table surface grinder, using the cylindrical grinder, and using the tool and cutter grinder.

This course covers the use of Lathe. Topics include identification of major components of the lathe, tool holders and tool holding, cutting tools, operating the controls, facing and drilling, with a concentration on turning- between centers.

This course focuses on the use of lathe, including the identification of major components of the lathe, tool holders and tool holding, cutting tools, operating the controls, facing and center drilling, with a concentration on chucking.