Precision Machine Technology
This program prepares students for a challenging and rewarding career by providing the entry-level skills needed to secure a high wage, high skill job in an industry that offers great opportunity . The program also provides for advanced placement in postsecondary education .
Within the course, students will work from blueprints to make tools and parts from brass, aluminum, steel and plastics . Some of the projects include brass dice, a ball-peen hammer, clamps, and a wheel puller . Although hand tools and manually operated machinery are a large part of the curriculum, newly acquired Computerized Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines identical to those found in industry are also part of the training .
Students applying for this program should like to work with their hands and power tools, operate machinery, and design and make interesting projects . Students should possess good hand-eye coordination, have good basic math skills, and possess good mechanical aptitude .
Students who complete the program could qualify for work as a machine tool operator, computerized machine operator or a machinist helper . As ability increases, a student may be promoted to specialist or supervisory positions . Examples of other occupational related jobs include machinist, tool and die maker, computer programmer, computer aided machining analyst, or machine designer . Additionally, students may earn NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) level 1 credentials .
Students are responsible for purchasing the safety clothing required for the program . Students in this program are eligible to join SKILLS USA and DECA .
- Lathe & Timing Machine, Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
- Computer Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal & Plastic
- Milling & Planning Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders Metal & Plastic
- Drilling & Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators & Tenders Metal Plastic