•  

    Precision Machining

     

    48.0501  MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY/MACHINIST

    (PDE APPROVED PROGRAM OF STUDY)
     

     

    The Computerized Machine Tool Technology Program is an instructional program designed to give individuals instruction, knowledge and skills in all aspects of shaping parts for industrial application.  Instruction involves making computations relating to work dimensions, tooling and feeds and speeds of machining.  Emphasis is placed upon bench work and the operation of lathes, power saws, milling machines, grinders, drills and computer operated equipment (CNC and CIM).  Instruction also includes the use of precision measuring instruments such as layout tools, micrometers and gauges; methods of machining and heat treatment of various metals; blueprint reading; and the layout of machine parts. Instruction prepares students to operate all types of hand and computer controlled machines.
     
    The program provides both practical skills and related theory in machine tool operation, CAD drawings along with the technical mathematics, science, and communication skills essential to a career in manufacturing. The program is certified by the National Institute of Metalworking Skills Inc. (NIMS). The Program consists of a list of PDE required tasks and additional local or value added tasks.

      

     

     

    Specialized Equipment:

    Related Occupations/Employment Opportunities:

    Personal Qualifications:

    CNC Lathe

    CNC Milling Machine

    Drill Press

    Horizontal and Vertical

       Band Saw

    Vertical/Horizontal Milling

       Machines

    Surface Grinders

    Computers with Mastercam

       Cad/Cam Software

    Lathes

    3D Printer

    3D Scanner

    CNC Router

    Machine Tool Setter

    Machinist

    Machine Tool Operator

    Tool and Die Maker

    Mechanical Engineer

    Mechanical Inspector

    CNC Programmer

     

    Mechanical Aptitude

    Manual Dexterity

    Ability to Work

       Independently and

       in a Team

    Communication Skills

     

     
    CAREERS:
     

    Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal & Plastic

    Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

    Machinists

    Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic

    Tool & Die Makers

     

     

    Certifications available to qualified students:

     

    Industry Certification

    Provider Name

    NIMS Machining Level I

    National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc

    NIMS Machining Level I CNC milling

    National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc

    NIMS Machining Level I CNC turning

    National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc

    NIMS Machining Level I Manual Milling

    National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc

    NIMS Machining Level I Manual turning between centers

    National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc

    NIMS Machining Level I Manual turning with chucking

    National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc

    NIMS Machining Level I Manual Drill Press Operations

    National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc

    NIMS Machining Level I Measurement, Materials and  Safety

    National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc

    NIMS Machining Level I Planning, Benchwork, Layout

    National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc

    NIMS Machining Level I Manual Surface Grinding National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc.