Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Marty Acosta
PRECISION MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTOR
Mr. Acosta comes to Lewis & Clark with a lifetime of experience in the machining and manufacturing field. A career CAT man (Caterpillar Tractor Company), Mr. Acosta has worked for more than 40 years in a variety of machining and manufacturing positions. He was in charge of the tool room machinist apprentices, electrical maintenance, and the machine repairmen. He also worked for State Technical College training under-employed adults in St. Charles County.
A proud native of the Windy City, Mr. Acosta is an unabashed Cubs and Blackhawks fan, although he does allow students on occasion to wear Cardinals and Blues spirit wear. In his spare time, you can find Mr. Acosta winning bass fishing tournaments, riding his Harley, or enjoying time with his wife.
“I love to help mold someone that has little or no knowledge of machining and help them become gainfully employed in a lifelong career that will help them and their families for the rest of their lives. We are forward thinking and have the capabilities and resources to bring this to fruition. I am proud to be a member of this educational faculty.”
1 year program; 3 units of creditPrerequisite: C or better in Algebra IThe goal of this program is to supply the industry with a highly qualified workforce by graduating exceptional students that are highly motivated and skilled in the needs and requirements expected by the manufacturing community. The students will learn the history of machining, machine safety, blueprint reading, mechanical design, utilization of conventional machine techniques and Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) programming.Year one will consist of: Safety and OSHA, Brief History of Machining, Blueprint Reading, Basic Mechanical Design, Machining Safety, Semi-Precision Measurement, Precision Measurement, Layout, Metallurgy and Heat Treat Manufacturing Processes, Drill Press, Conventional Engine Lathe, Conventional Vertical Mill, Surface Grinder, Brief History of CNC Machining, Introduction to Computer Numerical Control Systems and Programming.Instructional time will be both in the classroom and the shop. Both project-based as well as problem-based learning methods will be utilized.