Precision Machining Technology

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CIP Code: 48.0501

Instructor: Mr. Bennett



Program Overview

The field of manufacturing. Entering into the Precision Machining Technology (PMT) program, students learn tasks through theory and shop based lessons such as part layout, bench-work, and use of measuring tools. From there they receive instruction on manual and computer controlled (CNC) machinery and experience using drill presses, milling machines, lathes, precision grinders and CNC equipment. Along the way, students create shop based projects such as bold gages, C-clamps and steam engine models. Students also work toward NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) certification in several machining areas. With additional post-secondary training, students can use their knowledge to pursue machine design or mechanical engineering

Blueprint Reading is a required course for this program of study.

Is this Career Right For You?

Would you be comfortable using tools that require strong attention to safety?

Do you have good eye-hand coordination?

Do you have strong math skills?

Are you precise?

OCCUPATIONLOCAL WAGE
Machinist $45,620
CNC Operator $41,660
CNC Programmer $57,030
Structural Metal Fabricators & Fitters $43,170
Tool & Die Maker $50,090

 


Precision Machining Technology students at work, photo 1       Precision Machining Technology students at work, photo 2       Precision Machining Technology students at work, photo 3 

 

 Competencies 

 Possible Careers 

  • Molding, Coremaking & Casting Machine Setters, Operators & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
  • Machinist
  • CNC Operator
  • CNC Programmer
  • Structural Metal Fabricators & Fitters
  • Tool & Die Maker

 Potential Certifications 

  • OSHA
  • NIMS Certification
  • Employability: Interviewing Skills

 Statewide Articulation Agreements