Outside Machinist

outside_machinist_wideOUTSIDE MACHINISTS are skilled in the installation of propulsion machinery, sea valves, steering gear, anchor handling equipment, elevators, pumps, ventilation fans, cooling coils, refrigeration units, compressors, weapons systems, remote operators, radars and antennas. In the process of installing this equipment, experience is gained in the use of math, blueprints, precision tooling, and portable machine tools. Outside machinists also become familiar with the procedures for precision line boring, precision alignment of machinery, bearing fitting, machinery assembly, surface machining, precision reaming, and machinery and weapons testing.

Curriculum:

Semester

Course

Course Description

Hours

1 Technical Math Covers major aspects of practical math including basic arithmetic, trigonometry, and geometry. 72
2 Introduction to Shipbuilding and Blueprints This course is designed to introduce the apprentice to blueprint reading techniques and principles. This course covers in detail all the major areas of the design of the ships structure. This course also covers the basic blueprint reading required by the craft. 72
3 Blueprint Reading for Machinists This course is designed to introduce the apprentice to blueprint reading techniques and principles. This course covers in detail all the major areas of blueprint reading required by the specified craft. 40
4 Precision Layout This course is designed to provide the basic information that an apprentice must acquire in order to use precision tools such as micrometers in today’s machinist trade. 72
5 Power Machinery This course is designed to provide the basic information that an apprentice must acquire in order to use the standard hand and machine tools found in today’s machinist trade. 72
6 Mechanical Maintenance This course is designed to provide the basic information that an apprentice must acquire in order to repair shipboard equipment in today’s machinist trade. 72
7 Fundamentals of Drafting This course is designed to introduce the apprentice to graphic language from the basics of free-hand sketches to multi-view and working drawings using the most common tools of the drafting trade. 72
8 Marine System Integration This course is designed to provide the basic information that an apprentice must understand on how major marine systems operate and function along with the shipboard equipment. 72
9 Naval Architecture and Ship Structure Principles of ship construction and terminology. 72