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  • Make or build parts on metal working equipment.A machining student checks the blueprint of a part to be made on the milling machine.
  • Machine parts on equipment found in the industry, such as engine lathes, milling machines, and state-of-the-art (CNC) Computer Numerical Control machines.
  • Receive industry-recognized certifications from (NIMS) National Institute for Metalworking Skills.
  • Acquire the knowledge needed to enter into employment, apprenticeship programs, and/or post-secondary education.
  • Position yourself to work in an in-demand, highly skilled, high-paying machining career.

A student operates a lathe in the Machine Shop program.Job Titles – Career Pathways
51-4011   Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
51-4012   Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers
51-4034   Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
51-4035   Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
51-4041   Machinists
51-4111   Tool and Die Makers
51-4199   Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other
51-9061   Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

CTC knowledge transfers to college credits at:
Butler County Community College
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Luzerne County Community College
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Reading Area Community College
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Welder Training and Testing Institute
Westmoreland County Community College

➤ Adult Education Clock Hour/Credit Hour Chart for this program

A student machines a part on a lathe as part of his Machine Shop Technology curriculum.Student Certifications
National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level I
* Measurement, Materials & Safety
* Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout
* Drill Press
* Manual Milling
* Manual Turning Between Centers
* Manual Turning with Chucking
* Turning Operations:  Turning Chucking Skills
* CNC Turning: Programming Setup and Operation
* CNC Milling:  Programming Setup and Operation
OSHA Safety Certification

An RMCTC 3D Manufacturing student operates a milling machine.Accreditations – National Institute for Metalworking Skills

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➤ For more detailed information about this program, including the grading policy, task list, etc., please refer to the course syllabus.


Mr. Davis - 3DT Instructor
Instructor – Mr. Daryl Davis

I have always been interested in how things work, which directed me towards how to make things and into the machinist trade.  My goal as an RMCTC teacher is to pass along as many of the skills that I have learned to the next generations of machinists.  I am married and have two children.  In my free time, I enjoy ice hockey, boating, motorcycling, and building & flying remote control airplanes.

1980 Graduate of Boyertown High School
1980 Graduate of Berks East Vocational School – Machinist\Toolmaker
Business courses at RACC
Currently enrolled at Temple University to obtain my teaching certification

Certifications and Awards
PA State Certified Journeyman Machinist

Work Experience
40 years of experience in the machining trade, from entry-level to shop manager for various companies.

Hire Date: 2020

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The Reading Muhlenberg CTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national
origin, immigration status, primary language, marital status, pregnancy or handicap/disability in its education programs, activities, and/or employment.

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