Programme Brief

Machine Shop 101 - A Practical Approach is an introductory training program designed to provide participants with fundamental knowledge and practical skills, essential for working in a machine shop environment.

This course covers basic concepts, safety protocols, and hands-on training in operating common machine shop equipment.

Target Audience

  • Student pursuing education or careers in machining and manufacturing
  • Persons employed in manufacturing / factories seeking to enhance their skills or transition into machine shop roles
  • Person interested in working in a machine shop environment
  • Individuals new to machine shop environment

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the principles of machine shop operations
  • Identify and demonstrate safe working practices in a machine shop environment
  • Learn the basic functions and applications of common machine shop equipment
  • Develop hands-on skills in operating machinery such as lathes, milling machines, use of hand tools, bench fitting and drilling operations
  • Interpret engineering drawings and blueprints relevant to machining tasks
  • Acquire knowledge of material properties and appropriate machining techniques
  • Practice precision measurement techniques using various tools and instruments
  • Troubleshoot common issues encountered during machining processes

The duration of this course is 30 contact hours.


Course Outline

Please click here to view the full course outline.


Why study at SBCS?

  • Instructors are certified, highly skilled and experienced practitioners who bring their knowledge and work experience to the classroom
  • Course is career oriented. The curriculum was developed to meet the needs of the current marketplace
  • Course is over 80% practical, hands-on training. Emphasis is placed on practical training and the application of the knowledge taught
  • Modern, fully equipped labs. You learn using the same equipment you will encounter in the field
  • Convenient class schedules. Classes are offered on a part-time basis, which allows working individuals to balance their work and educational needs 

Our Campus



Schedule & Fees

Champs Fleurs

Start DateEnd DateDaysTimeCash Price
30-Jun-241-Sep-24Sun9:00am - 12:00pm

US$450 / TT$2,950

All information provided is subject to change without prior notice.

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  • Administration fee: US$23 / TT$150
  • Registration deadline: One week before the scheduled start date of the class.
  • Payment Plan: 50% down payment of the tuition to start the class and the balance to be paid by the end of the course. However, should you require a payment plan more tailored to you, feel free to let us know so we can discuss further.


Online Registration

To register for the online course, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Please complete the Online Programme Registration Form and click submit.

Once the form has been completed, please proceed to make your payment via the following options below:

      2. PayPal – Please click the ” Add to Cart” button below:

All relevant information about accessing online sessions will be sent via email within 3-5 working days.


    3. WI Pay (Credit Card) – If you wish to utilize this method, please forward an email to indicating if you would be paying the full cost or whether you would like to access any of our payment plan plan options. Once this is confirmed, an invoice will then be forwarded via email.

*If you do not have a PayPal account, or a credit card, you can utilize any of the following payment options:


 4. Payment of TT$2,950.00 can be made via direct deposit to the following SBCS Republic Bank Account (3501 3848 7501).

Once you have deposited the required payment, please email and attach a copy of the stamped deposit slip to Centre for Information Technology and Engineering (CITE) informing of such.

Once CITE verifies the deposit, final registration details will be forwarded to the student.

For further information, please send an email to entre for Information Technology and Engineering (CITE)  or call 663-7227 extensions 1092/3/4/5.


For further details please email or call the numbers below:

  • Champs Fleurs – (868) 663-7227 extensions 1092/3/4/5