Creating incredible things with metal!

Do you like working with your hands and with computers to create the products that keep our world running.  From the smallest screw to the larges metal part you can think of, if it’s made from metal Precision Machining Technology can make it.  Bring your curiosity, math skills, and desire to create to ECTS.  You will graduate ready to become a CNC operator, precision machinist, or go on to college for engineering.  Start molding your future in Precision Machining Technology!

  • 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.


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.

You Can Be . . .

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

Learn about these occupations and more at O-Net

Career Focus

Prepared for immediate employment and college in manufacturing and engineering.

Earn College Credits

Satisfactory completion of this program earns you college credits. See our list of universities we have articulation agreements with, and the PA SOAR Agreements this program is certified with at CollegeTransfer.NET.

Get Certified

Students in the Precision Machining Technology 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

What’s it like?

The Precision Machining Technology 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.