Precision Machining Technology


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Students enrolled in the CTHSS Precision Machining Technology program are given instruction in and demonstrate skills and knowledge in machine safety, measuring tools, precision machining fundamentals using; manual milling machines, lathes, and other metal processing machines. Students’ progress using computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining and turning centers as early as the 10th grade and become proficient in their operation and programming upon graduation.

Students receive 540 hours of instruction in the career/technical program each year.

Students receive 1500 hours towards a metal trade apprenticeship upon graduation.

Students are eligible to participate in Work-Based Learning (WBL) in grades 11 & 12. This program allows companies to hire students during the school day to work on the manufacturing floor. Students will get credit for their work experience and it is an important pipeline for getting our students into industry.

To learn more about our program offerings, please view our Program of Studies.


Program Standards

  • Practice Shop Safety
  • Understand career opportunities in the manufacturing industry
  • Understand manufacturing processes and materials
  • Demonstrate hand/bench tool uses and operations
  • Operate lathes consistent with acceptable industry and safety standards
  • Operate vertical milling machines consistent with acceptable industry and safety standards
  • Demonstrate measuring, part Inspection, and quality control methods
  • Perform machine blueprint reading and sketching
  • Demonstrate layout methods and techniques
  • Perform Precision Grinding consistent with acceptable industry and safety standards
  • Operate Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines consistent with acceptable industry and safety standards
  • Apply CAD/CAM Principles


Industry Certifications

  • OSHA 1910 (General Industry) certification
  • National Institute of Metalworking (NIMS) Level I Machining Credentials


Career Pathways

  • Machinist
  • Tool room machinist
  • CNC machinist
  • Toolmaker apprentice
  • Mold making apprentice
  • Machine maintenance
  • Quality & Inspection
  • Four-slide machine set-up
  • CNC production
  • CNC machine operator


Program Locations in CT