Machine Tool


Gray Bedenbaugh

I graduated from Midlands Technical College in 2000. My career started in 1999 at small job shop called Hanks Tech. Inc., where I worked part time while going to college. After graduating, I soon became a supervisor, and started a 10 year journey full of exciting new things. In 2010, I started my own landscaping business, built it into a full time job, and left Hanks Tech. Inc. After a couple of summers, I realized how much I missed the machining trade and started searching for something to fill that void. In 2012, I accepted the job of Machine Tool Technology Instructor at Lexington Technology Center.

I am currently working on my third year at LTC and loving every minute of it.

I am married to a lovely woman and together we have two boys. Both love to play sports and video games. In my spare time I love to hunt, fish, and play with my boys outdoors.

Courses

Machine Technology 1 (LTC)
Grades 11, 10, 12 (2 units)

This course provides classroom instruction and lab experiences related to metalworking. It focuses on the operation of equipment such as the lathe, milling machine, grinders, drilling machines, precision measuring instruments and hand tools. Blueprint reading and math are important parts of the course. Students who register for this course should enjoy working with machines and making metal projects.

Machine Technology 2 (LTC)
Grades 12, 11 (2 units)

Prerequisite: Machine Technology 1

This course includes advanced instruction machining metal. The course focuses on milling machines, boring and drilling, the use of surface grinders, vertical and horizontal boring and drilling machines, basic study of CNC equipment, job seeking, public relations and manufacturing facilities. Students may be eligible to participate in cooperative work experiences or apprenticeships, which combine career and technology training with supervised work experience in business and industry. These school-to-career programs must have prior approval by the instructor and the district’s School-to- Career Coordinator. Students who complete this program may be eligible to exempt MTT 121 and 122 at Midlands Technical College and Aiken Technical College.

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