Precision Machining

Creating incredible things with metal!

Design and machine metal and plastic tools and components for a wide-range of global products. Use precision measuring devices to ensure accuracy within a surprising one ten-thousandth of an inch (.0001). Work with the same equipment and techniques as industry leaders.

You Can Be . . .

  • Machine operator
  • Toolmaker apprentice
  • Machinist apprentice
  • Mold maker apprentice

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Career Focus

Prepared for immediate employment and college in manufacturing and engineering.

What You . . .

College Credits

Satisfactory completion of this program earns you college credits. See details on our College Partners page.

Certification

Students in the Precision Machining program may earn the following National Institute of Metalworking Skills certifications:

  • Measurement, Materials and Safety
  • Job Planning, Bench Work, and Layout
  • Manual Milling
  • Manual Turning Between Centers
  • Manual Turning with Chucking

Prospective Students

You should possess above-average math skills, good work attitudes, mechanical aptitude, eye-hand coordination, and the patience to work neatly and accurately.

Critical Industry Skills

The Precision Machining program allows students to manufacture machine parts from various metals on machines such as engine lathes, vertical and horizontal milling machines, and surface and cylindrical grinders.

This curriculum offers training in state-of-the-art techniques such as computerized numerical control. The understanding of mathematics, blueprint reading, and precision measuring instruments are critical elements of this program.