Precision Machining is a process where a piece of raw material is cut into a desired shape and size by a controlled material removal process using various machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, drill presses or CNC machines.
The Precision Machining Program prepares students with the skills and experience to enter a variety of machining fields as an entry-level machinist or as an apprentice. The majority of our students continue their studies at college to enter the workforce at a higher level.
Students will learn to safely set up and operate machine shop equipment such as lathes, mills, drill presses, grinders and computer numerical control (CNC) machines.
In addition, they will learn computer software programs to design and create parts and products to sell.
Career Opportunities in the Machining Industry:
- Aerospace & Aviation Mechanic & Assembly
- Antique Car Restorer
- Automotive Industry Machining
- Basic Machinist
- CAD/CAM Designer
- CNC Machinist
- CNC Tool Operator
- CNC Tool & Die Maker
- CNC Set-up Technician
- CNC Programmer
- General Assembly Worker
- Machine Tool Repair & Service Technician
- Military Arsenal
- Model Maker
- Motor Sports Technician
- Motorcycle Restorer
- Tool & Die Maker
- Research & Development Machinist
- Quality Control Inspector
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