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Virtually all manufactured products depend on America’s precision machining industry at some point during their production. This program will train the student in the precision machining and prepare them for entry-level employment.
During this three-month training program, the student will learn to operate engine lathes, milling machines, drill presses, saws, precision grinders, and computer numerical control (CNC) equipment. Additional course work in metallurgy, heat treating, sharpening, using hand tools, precision measuring, and blueprint reading provide vital aspects to the individual’s education.
Graduates of this technical diploma can find employment in machine shops, metal fabrication, and tool and die shops, furniture and wood production manufacturers, and plastics manufactures. In addition, graduates can continue their formal training in the Engineering Technologist program. All courses of this technical diploma are transferable into the Engineering Technologist program.
- CNC Operator: Sets up and operates computer numerically controlled machining equipment.
Helpful Academic Background
- Math, computer skills and technical education courses.
- Youth Apprenticeship.
At the completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
- Interpret part drawings.
- Measure precision parts.
- Operate computer numerical machine tools.
- Operate conventional machine tools.
- Program computer numerical machine tools.
- Perform set-up procedures appropriate to a specific machine.
- Communicate effectively.
- Work cooperatively with others.
- Technical diploma, requiring a minimum of three months to complete.
- Day classes.
- High school articulation courses accepted.
- Classes start in August.
- Financial aid available.
Program Admission Requirements
- Complete required assessment testing.
- Complete the application form.
- Interview with counselor.
- Pay $30 application fee (this is not refundable.
- Submit high school and any post-secondary transcripts.
- Acquire leather work shoes.
- Students may re-apply to be admitted to a program for which they initially do not meet the Student Academic Achievement Plan (SAAP) criteria after they follow the additional courses and alternate program sequence prescribed for them.
Please contact Student Services at 800.362.3322, Ext. 2354, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for current fee information.
A Program Fee list is provided (please note the costs are approximate and based on the current academic year).
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