January 23, 2017

Precision Machining

A-Tech Precision Machining students are

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.