Precision Machining Technology

The Precision Machine Technology program trains students in the operation and maintenance of tools and machines such as lathes, grinders, milling machines, drill presses, shapers, etc. The students are trained in hand operations such as filing, hand tapping and dowel fitting. The student is taught to shape metal parts to precise dimensions, follow prints and specifications, select metal stock, lay out work, use precision instruments, and apply basic metallurgy.
Skills to be Learned:
  • measuring
  • cutting
  • drilling
  • road technical drawings
  • grinding
  • material identification
  • machinist math
  • turning
  • CNC
  • programming

Job Opportunities:
  • entrepreneur
  • tool and die maker
  • instructor
  • journeyman machinist
  • maintenance machinist
  • manufacturing engineer
  • machinist
  • computer programming
  • machine operator
  • manager

Worker Profile:
  • likes to work with hands
  • follows directions
  • can skillfully use tools
  • accurate
  • strong problem solving skills
  • above average math skills
  • works well independently
  • strict attention to precision and detail
  • good work  habits and attendance

Courses: Credits:
Level 1 Lab * 3
English 11 1
Technical Related 1
Level 2 Lab * 3
English 12 1
Math 1

College Courses: ** Credits:
Manufacturing Processes 3
Advanced Machining with Superabrasives 3
Technical Mathematics I 4
* Student fee applies to this course.
** Students must complete 2-year course in Precision Machining Technology, meet grade requirements, and be accepted at North Central State College within two years of graduation. Students enroll in either Mechanical Engineering Technology or Industrial Technology (Engineering Design or Tool & Die option).
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