Precision Machining Technology I
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. This program is the first step to achieving National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials, which the industry uses to recruit, hire, place, and promote individual workers. This course specifically aligns to Machining Knowledge Requirements and Dimensional Measurements Knowledge Requirements.
Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.
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A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.
Industry Credentials (Only apply to 36-week courses)
- College and Career Readiness Assessment (CCRA+)
- Customer Service Specialist (CSS) Examination
- Dimensional Measurements/Quality Inspector Examination
- Machining-Level 1 Examinations
- Manufacturing Specialist Certification Examination
- Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) Certification Examination
- National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment
- Precision Machining Assessment
- Pre-Manufacturing Technician 1 (Pre-MT1) Examination
- Professional Communication Certification Examination
- Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination
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