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School of Engineering

Training Courses

Machine Shop training is offered at the start of each semester. Sign ups are based on a first-come, first-served basis.

No Classes Fall 2021

​Undergraduate Student Training

This course offers a hands-on experience in manufacturing methods and fabrication. After completion, each student will have an understanding of how to safely operate manual and CNC machines found within the shop. Completing this course will allow students access to the Machine Shop to work on their school-related projects. (This is a free course.)

Benefits of completing this course include:

  • Access to the Machine Shop for projects in capstone courses, school clubs, Engineering Service Learning and more
  • Hands-on experience
  • Knowledge of manufacturing methods and procedures
  • Completed projects to add to your portfolio

NOTE: This course will not result in academic credit, and will not have any effect on your academic record.


Research Training 

(For researchers/graduate students/faculty and staff)

The Research Training class is offered only to graduate students, staff members and faculty members. Successful completion of all class modules will allow the use of most of the machinery and equipment in the Machine Shop. This class is normally not sufficient training to enable students to work with machine tools without appreciable help from the Machine Shop staff. This class is not intended to serve as a complete safety or operational training for any other equipment. (Fees are associated with this course)

Benefits of completing this course include:

  • Access to the Machine Shop
  • Cost savings for future projects
  • Manufacturing knowledge
  • Machining assistance