Precision Machine Technology is a hands-on program. You will use math skills to solve problems and machine projects. If you want to use your mechanical aptitude and have a high interest in precision work, then you should consider this program.
You Will Learn:
- How to machine complex projects involving tight tolerances
- How to use lathes, mills, drill presses, and surface grinders
- How to read part prints
- How to measure and check quality
- CNC set-up, programming, and operation
A Typical Student
The typical student is one that enjoys hands-on learning and has solid math skills to be successful. There will be a significant emphasis on measuring and meeting tolerance requirements at the beginning of the first-year program. These skills will be necessary for the second year of the program, further training, and a career in machining. Successful students have the patience and attention to detail to solve problems using the skills they have learned. They can work on projects independently or with other students. They take initiative, check their work as needed, and stay on task without constant supervision. Safety is a primary focus, and students must follow the guidelines to keep themselves and others safe.
Get Yourself Ready
To be prepared, focus on doing well in algebra and geometry courses. Employment and admission into apprenticeship programs and specialty training programs can be competitive. To increase your chances, do your best in all high school courses. The following courses will help prepare you for the Precision Machine Technology career program, further education and training, and a career in the machining industry:
- Algebra I
- Introduction to Manufacturing
- Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW-IED)
- Principles of Engineering (PLTW-POE)