2023 Course Schedule

Machine Shop Proficiency is a two-week course designed to provide the marine engineer with metalworking and machining skills commonly required for shipboard maintenance. This course is designed to meet the Horizon\Maersk requirements for engineers. Students will acquire the basic skills needed to complete common machining jobs. Classroom lectures include shop safety, tool geometry, metal cutting principles, print reading and tolerance guidelines. Basic machining operations and tasks are studied and practiced throughout the course. The engine lathe, associated hand tools, and allied measuring instruments are the primary focus of this course. Lathe processes include alignment, centering, dial indicator use, drilling, drill sharpening, turning, facing, boring, counter-boring, tapping, chamfering, knurling, single point thread cutting, use of a 4 jaw chuck and tapering.


Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: Work pants, work shirt, and leather safety shoes are required wear in the machine shop.  All other required PPE will be supplied.