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Machine Tooling Technology

Instructor: Mr. Michael Galanda

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The machine tool technology student will learn to set up and operate various machining tools to fabricate precision parts for use in many industries. The student will learn blueprint reading, sketching, and identifying exploded view working drawings. Trainees will be instructed in the proper and safe use of highly technical power equipment, such as lathe; drill press; and grinders. Students will also learn to use precision measuring devices to specifications, and have the ability to select the appropriate material for fabrication.

Students train on up to date, high tech equipment. The shop is equipped with two numerical control machines, one CNC Lathe and one CNC Mill. In addition, it has the latest versions of CAD-CAM and welding equipment, ARC, MIG, and TIG.


Students are given the opportunity to receive certification from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS).

  • NIMS Machining Level 1
  • NIMS Machining Level 1 CNC Milling
  • NIMS Machining Level 1 CNC Turning
  • NIMS Machining Level 1 Manual Drill Press Operations
  • NIMS Machining Level 1 Manual Milling
  • NIMS Machining Level 1 Manual Surface Grinding
  • NIMS Machining Level 1 Manual Turning Between Centers
  • NIMS Machining Level 1 Manual Turning with Chucking
  • NIMS Machining Level 1 Measurement, Materials and Safety
  • NIMS Machining Level 1 Planning, Benchwork and Layout
  • NIMS Machining Level II

Career Outlook

Machinists are designated as a high priority occupation in Pennsylvania. This designation means that the occupation is in demand by employers, has high skill requirements, and offers a family-sustaining wage. The average salary for an entry-level machinist in Pennsylvania is $36, 490.00.

Career opportunities available include:

  • Machinist
  • Machine Tool Operator
  • Tool and Die Maker
  • CNC Machine Operators
  • Millwright
  • Manufacturing Technicians
  • Engineering Associates and Technicians

Student Comments

"Mr. Galanda works with us on an individual basis to help us learn about the aspects of the field that is of most interest to us."

Paul, Dallas Junior

"The possibilities in this shop are endless!"

Patrick, WVW Junior

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The West Side Career and Technology Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national orgin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. Career and Technical education program offerings include: Auto Body Repair; Automotive Technology; Business Marketing; Carpentry; Computer Info Systems; Computer Maintenance; Cosmetology; Culinary; Early Childhood Ed; Electrical; Health Related Tech; HVAC; Law Enforcement; Machine Tool; and Multi Media. Inquiries may be directed to the West Side CTC's Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504 Coordinator at 75 Evans St, Kingston PA 18704 or 570-288-8493.

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