Students operate machining tools such as lathes, milling machines, grinders, drill presses, saws, and computer numeric controlled (CNC) machines to produce metal parts to meet precise specifications. Fourth-year math and college credit are available. Related careers include, but are not limited to, machinist, tool and die maker, industrial, mechanical, or manufacturing engineer, and CNC operator or programmer
This is also part of the Early College: Advanced Technology Institute program at Muskegon Community College.
Download the Machining/Engineering Technology brochure.
Students who successfully complete this course may receive articulated college credit to the following schools: Baker College, Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College, and Muskegon Community College. For information on how to earn articulated credit contact Mrs. Pulsipher at the CTC.
Students who successfully complete the Machining/Engineering Technology program may receive direct college credit to Muskegon Community College. A list of classes that offer direct credit may be found here.
Meet the instructors
The teachers and parapros at the Career Tech Center (CTC) all come from the industry they now teach.
Instructor: Brent Nummerdor
Bio: Mr. N (as his students know him) is a graduate of Reeths-Puffer High School, as well as Ferris State University, and Muskegon Community College. His work experience includes teaching machining to adult and alternative high school students, serving as a Dean of Students at Muskegon Community Ed, and later as a machining instructor at the Newago Career Tech Center. He then moved back "home" to teach the Machining/Engineering Technology program here. Mr. N enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, camping, boating, fishing, and shoveling snow (he finds it cathartic)! He also recognizes his geekiness, and in fact, revels in it.
Parapro: Jim Bradburn
Bio: Mr. Bradburn is a graduate of Fruitport High School. After graduation he attended Muskegon Community College. He was then hired by Lorin Industries where he worked as a millright and in machine repair until retiring in 1999. His hobbies include creative machine design, fishing, hunting, boating, and camping.