prepared for entry into occupations in
business and industry that require machine
tool knowledge and experience. Skilled
machinists are in high demand and have
excellent employment opportunities.
In this program, students learn to interpret
blueprints, use precision measuring devices, and set up and operate machine
tools such as power saws, lathes, milling machines, grinders and drill presses.
Basic metallurgy and heat-treating processes are also learned. Precision
Machining students prepare for work in modern manufacturing facilities by
gaining skills in the operation of CNC lathes, milling machines, machining
centers and CAD/CAM systems.
Entry-level career opportunities for Precision Machining graduates include:
grinder operator, lathe operator, mill operator, numerical control operator,
and drill press operator. Certification will be available for a variety of
machining standards through NIMS (National Institute for Metal Workings Skills).
Advanced career opportunities in Precision Machining include:
machinist, tool and die maker, gauge maker, CNC Programmer/Technician
and inspector. Upon completion of this program, students can enter the
workforce, qualify for apprenticeship training, or pursue post secondary
education offered by tech schools and universities.