This course is designed to cover the entire process of quoting, executing, and delivering products that are created in a machine shop. The goal of the class is to give the participants a complete experience on what it takes to run a machine shop business from beginning to end.


This hands-on class/lab is created for job shop owners, foremen and machinists. It is basically designed for anyone involved in large company manufacturing who wants to equate time with money in an  industrial environment.


Participants should have completed either CNC Programming and setup class, and/or basic MasterCAM class as well as currently work in a manufacturing environment.


Students will quote on an actual commercial industrial job. They will then be taught every aspect of profitably processing that job from being issued a purchase order for the parts to issuing an invoice for the delivery of the parts.

  • Working Job Shop Experience
  • How To Quote CNC Lathe and CNC Mill Machining Jobs
  • Completing the Set-ups in the Quoted Estimated Time
  • Ensuring Cycle Times are Within Quoted Estimated Time
  • Learning How to Plan, Set-up and Operate All Necessary CNC Operations
  • Learning How To Maintain Quality By Being Responsible for the inspection of Work
  • Tracking Time to Ensure the Job Remains Profitable
  • Genuine Commercial Industrial Jobs
  • Planning, Executing, Tracking, Evaluating, and Modifying Every Aspect of a Real Commercial Production Run From Start to Finish.
  • Learning How to be Responsible for 100% of the Process and 100% Final Inspection
  • Packaging and Preparing Parts for Delivery Per Contract P.O.
  • Evaluating Performance at Conclusion of Project by Comparing Quoted Times With Actual Times



At the conclusion of the course, the participants will:

  • Have a better understanding of what it takes to manage a machine shop business
  • Improve their skills in production control activities
  • Know how to plan and quote a job
  • Execute actual production runs
  • Apply time studies and other analysis tools to control costs
  • Understand how to deliver the product the customer wants

Time Investment

This class is 80 hours of classroom time taken in 4-hour sessions over the course of 20 consecutive weeks.

Please Note: Course content and item investment can also be customized to an individual company’s needs.