Precision Machining

Program Description

  • Learn to apply concept of the various manufacturing technologies on both manual and state-of-the-art CNC machine tools
  • Utilize advanced computer-controlled technology to design, create and build high-tech precision parts and tools used worldwide in everyday products
  • Program and operate advanced equipment to perform a variety of manufacturing applications
  • Learn to read and understand complex manufacturing blueprints
  • Learn to care for and use various precision measuring equipment and hand tools
  • Practice preventive machine tool maintenance and troubleshooting

Course Topics

  • Manual Mill, Lathe, Drill Press and Surface grinder
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
  • CNC Mill, Lathe (Mazak®-Mazatrol®) and Laser Burner
  • Blueprint Reading and Measuring Instruments
  • G-codes
  • Hand Tools and Tooling for Machines

Industry-Recognized Credentials

  • National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

Career Opportunities

Entry Level (with high school diploma and career training)
  • Machinist
  • Inspector
Technical (with CTE training, associate degree, technical certification)
  • Journeyman
  • CNC Machine Programmer
Professional (with Bachelor’s degree & beyond)
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Tooling Engineer

Program Instructor

Ron Huffman
Sentinel CTC