Aug 12, 2022  
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2021-2022 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MACH 121 - Precision Grinding

3 credits (2 lecture, 2 lab)
This course is designed to introduce the student to the precision surface grinder, its parts, operation, and basic application.  Classroom and laboratory activities include the set up and operation of the surface grinder, wheel selection, surface finishes, and grinding fluids.  Students will grind parts to industrial standards using appropriate safety procedures.


This course can be completed by obtaining the following National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification skills:  job planning, bench work, and layout and grinding skills (Machining Level I Standard).

Credit for this course can be granted through verification of the following National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certifications: Measurement, Materials, and Safety (MMS) and Grinding Level I credentials. 

Butler County Community College does not offer NIMS certification.

Prerequisite(s): DRFT 114 and MACH 117