Shop Training is now available.

Learning to operate a machine tool is a little like driving a car. You can learn the basics fairly quickly but it takes years to master the skill.

We expect all students to take an active role in learning how to operate each tool in a safe and effective manner. We expect you to know something about tools before you enter the shop. We expect effort. The Internet provides a great resource for learning. Use it. This is one layer of risk management.

We provide professional supervision with many years of experience and training to guide you. The Staff of Discovery Learning Laboratory gives hands on instruction to all students on basic hazard awareness for each machine tool. We still expect you to come to training knowing something about each tool. This is the next layer of risk management.


The Discovery Learning Laboratory follows Marquette University policy for e-mails when communicating with students.

We use an online scheduling system SignUpGenius to schedule training appointments.

The sign up sheet will show a calendar of training session availabilities to choose from. Sign up early. We will be adding more Training Slots soon.


Training workflow summary

  1. Sign up for Basic Shop Training on SignUpGenius.
  2. Study Basic Shop training outline and search out additional information.
  3. Attend your appointment with staff.