This certificate introduces machining operations as they relate to the metalworking industry. Topics include machine shop safety, shop math, measuring tools, and basic blueprint interpretation; introduction and operation of lathes, drill presses, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. The training will also include basic CNC introduction, operation, and programming. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform the basic operations of measurement, layout, drilling, sawing, turning and milling. Students should also be able to read simple blueprints, manually write simple CNC programs for the mill and lathe and solve simple math problems as they relate to machining CNC programming. Additional advanced manufacturing topics covered will include Lean principles, quality standards, team work and problem solving. The Employability Skills component will include preparation for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), communication skills, résumé writing, interview and job survival skills, and basic computer skills.