Missouri State University-West Plains will offer a machining technology training program beginning Aug. 27 at the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology (GOCAT), 395 Jackie Garrett Ave., in West Plains.
The 16-week course is non-credit and will meet from 5 to 8 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday.
“The program will give students the entry-level skills needed to become technicians in the automated manufacturing industry,” according to Sheila Barton, project manager at GOCAT.
“Our manufacturing partners have expressed an ongoing need for employees who can step into a production position utilizing the knowledge and skills gained through technician education,” she added.
Students will learn technical mathematics as they relate to manufacturing and production processes, blueprint reading, precision measurement, manufacturing materials, shop safety, and lathe and milling machine principles.
“The program is ‘hands-on’ so students will have a real feel for the manufacturing environment,” Barton said.
Training Program Requirements and Costs
Students must be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent to enroll. Cost of the program is $833.
For more information about the machining technology training program or to enroll, contact Sheila Barton, project manager at GOCAT, at 417-255-7784 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about GOCAT and its services, visit its website.
For more information about Missouri State-West Plains and its academic programs, call the admissions office at 417-255-7955.