Training sessions will end on March 6th.


About Training

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

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.


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.

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

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

The SignUpGenius will show a calendar of training session availabilities to choose from. Sign up early as there are a limited number of slots.

Spring 2024 Training sessions have ended as of March 6th.


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.