# CTE Resource Center - Career Planning Guide - Precision Machining Technology I (8539/36 weeks, 140 hours)

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Precision Machining Technology I (8539/36 weeks, 140 hours)

Suggested Grade Levels: 10–11 (36 weeks, 140 hours)

The demand for precision machinists is growing along with the resurgence of the U.S. manufacturing industry. Machinists are highly skilled, creative problem solvers who are task-oriented and self-directed individuals. In this first course, students are taught safety awareness and the foundations of machining, including how to accurately apply measurements, use engineering drawings and sketches, and apply metalworking theory in order to efficiently plan, manage, and perform general machine maintenance and machining jobs.

Industry Certifications

This course may assist the student in preparing for the following certification examinations, national assessments, or licensure examinations approved by the Virginia Board of Education:

  • CNC Milling and Turning Examination
  • College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+)
  • Customer Service Examination
  • Customer Service Specialist (CSS) Examination
  • Machining-Level 1 Examinations
  • Manufacturing Specialist Certification Examination
  • Manufacturing Technician Level I Certification Examination
  • National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment
  • Pre-Manufacturing Technician I (PreMT1) Examination
  • Precision Machining Assessment
  • Professional Communications Certification Examination
  • Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination

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pathway: Maintenance, Installation, and Repair

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pathway: Manufacturing Production Process Development

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pathway: Production

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pathway: Quality Assurance

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