The Precision Manufacturing and Machining Technology program offers a career certificate, technical certificate and Associate of Applied Science path.
The first year of the course consists of hands-on operation of machine shop equipment and classroom theory covering such areas as safety, blueprint reading, lathe and milling machine operation, and shop math.
In the second year of study the student learns the theory and operation of basic Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment, metallurgy, and production methods along with the development of more advanced hands-on skills. Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to acquire National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials.
This program requires an ACT Score of 16 in the Composite and Math areas as well as a Silver Certificate on the Workkeys exam. Please see the program advisor or a counselor for additional information regarding testing times, locations.
As new technologies shape the manufacturing industry, companies are experiencing an immediate demand for machinists who are qualified to construct and maintain machines and equipment.
This program prepares students for lucrative careers as machine operators, machinists, CNC operators, CNC programmers, mold makers and tool-and-die makers.
Here's a look at companies that have recently hired Precision Manufacturing and Machining graduates:
Columbus Rubber & Gasket
Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to acquire National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials.
Power Machinery: Provides instruction of general shop safety as well as the operation of power machinery, which includes instruction and practice in the safe operation of lathes, power saws, drill presses, and vertical mills.
Blueprint Reading: Plans and specifications interpretation designed for machinists. Includes instruction and practice in reading plans and applying specifications.
Metallurgy: Concepts of metallurgy including instruction and practice in safety, metal identification, heat treatment, and hardness testing.