Instructor:  Jack Frye
Phone:  304-752-4687, Ext.  2238
Email:
 jackie.frye@k12.wv.us

Office Hours:  11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Courses: 

  • 1903 – Fundamentals of Machine Tool Technology
  • 1905 – Fundamentals of Machine Processes
  • 1907 – Machine Tool Operations
  • 1909 – Metal Trades Processes and Applications

Elective Courses:

  • 1902 – Machine Tool Technology
  • 1904 – Integrated Machine Processes
  • 1908 – CNC Machining

Course Philosophy

The Machine Tool Technology Department’s philosophy is to provide and educate students in as many aspects of the machine trade as possible and to provide them the opportunities to become skilled, successful citizens of the global community. The instructor is committed in providing a safe, industry-standard learning environment that promotes commitment, teamwork, communication skills, strong work ethic and responsibility. Students are encouraged to pursue work in a related field, continuous education and industry related training upon successful graduation from the department. During the senior year SkillsUSA competitions and championships reward students for excellence and keep training relevant to employers’ needs. An important part of the program is the PORTFOLIO. It provides students an experience that actively engages students in reflective exploration of self and to help students to make a smooth transition from high school to their post high school experience with resume development and interview skills.

The goal of this program is not only to produce skilled CNC operators, programmers and precision machinists, but to give students the ability to adapt their talents to the ever-changing technologies in the manufacturing world.

Program of Study Description:
The Machine Tool Technology Program of Study focuses on careers that will build a knowledge base and technical skills in all aspects of the Machine Tool Technology industry. Students will have the opportunity to earn NIMS certifications that are applicable to the trade.

Course Descriptions:

1903 Fundamentals of Machine Tool Technology
This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills of the Machine Tool Technology industry. In the Fundamentals of Machine Tool Technology class areas of study include hydraulic principles, practical application of hydraulic systems, pneumatic principles, and practical application of pneumatic systems. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organizations, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1905 Fundamentals of Machine Processes
Fundamentals of Machine Processes will continue to build student skills in areas such as intermediate hand tools, power tools, measuring tools, vertical band saw, surface grinding, metal lathe operations, and milling machine operations. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organizations, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1907 Machine Tool Operations
This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills for concepts in Machine Tool Operations. Areas of study include grinding techniques, lathe operations, milling operations, and CNC machining. Emphasis will be placed on career exploration, job seeking skills, and personal and professional ethics. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organizations, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1909 Metal Trades Processes and Applications
Metal Trades Processes and Applications will continue to build student skills in areas of power saw operations, metal lathe operations, milling machine operations, and CNC machining operations. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organizations, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1902 Machine Tool Technology
The Skill Sets in this course are representative of the basic knowledge included in a Career and Technical Machine Tool Technology Program of Study. Incorporated into this course are elements of advanced measuring, drill press, metal lathe, and milling machine operations skills necessary for a career in machine tool technology. This course is recommended as an Elective in Machine Tool Technology.

1904 Integrated Machine Processes
The Skill Sets in this course are representative of the basic knowledge included in a Career and Technical Machine Tool Technology Program of Study. Incorporated into this course are elements of measuring, metal lathe, and milling operations necessary for a career in machine tool technology. This course is recommended as an Elective in Machine Tool Technology.

1908 CNC Machining
The Skill Sets in this course are representative of the basic knowledge included in a Career and Technical Machine Tool Technology Program of Study. Incorporated into this course are elements of advanced machining operations and program creation skills necessary for a career in machine tool technology. This course is recommended as an Elective in Machine Tool Technology.