The Precision Manufacturing & Machining program offers two career programs: 1) a two-semester curriculum that leads to a one-year Vocational Certificate; and 2) a four-semester curriculum that leads to a two-year Vocational Certificate.
The first year of the course, two semesters, 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, two semesters, students learn 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.
Baseline competencies for Precision Manufacturing and Machining Technology are needed. Baseline competencies are taken from high school Metal Trades or machine Shop programs. Students who can document mastery of these competencies should not receive duplicate instruction. Students who cannot demonstrate mastery will be required to do so.
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