Precision Machining

Program Overview

CIP Code: 48.0501

Students in the Precision Machining program will spend considerable time in the study and actual operation of industrial equipment and tools. Students will develop skills used by tool and die making companies and production/manufacturing facilities. This includes emphasis on the set up and operation of computer numerical controlled (CNC) mills and lathes. Students will also be taught manual machining, basic welding and computer-aided design/computer-aided machining (CAD/CAM) software and its applications. A strong project, method-driven curriculum assures both theoretical and practical skill development. This program prepares students to enter the workforce fields of CNC, CAM, tool making, machine tool operating, fabrication, quality control, and production or manufacturing.

Ben Detwiler

Ben Detwiler


Enrollment Process

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Instructor Biography

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National Institute of Metalworking (NIMS) Level I Credentials, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Construction Industry Safety and Health Certificate (10 hours), PA Skills Certificate

Employer Partners

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Possible Careers

Graduates of the Precision Machining program go straight into the workforce or get further schooling. Students can become machinists, tool and die makers, CNC programmers, production managers, cost estimators, engineers, aircraft technicians, inspectors, or engineering technicians just to name a few!

Required Items

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Dual Enrollment Opportunities

Students in this program will have the opportunity to earn dual enrollment credits through Penn College Dual Enrollment Program by being concurrently enrolled in Penn College and The Academy.

Career & Technical Student Organization

Advanced Manufacturing Club


Level 1 & 2 students 9:20-11:40, Level 2 & 3 Students 12:40-2:50

Task Grid

Post-Secondary Opportunities

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