COURSE CODE: 8539

Precision Machining Technology I

SCED Code: 13204
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 140
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: Yes
CTSO: SkillsUSA
Non-Traditional?: F

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.

Class Size Regulation

The Virginia Administrative Code regulates the class size for this course. For additional information, see 8VAC20-120-150, "Maximum class size," or contact the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education at cte@doe.virginia.gov.
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Course Sequences

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.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Maintenance, Installation, and Repair
  • Millwright
Manufacturing Production Process Development
  • Precision Inspector, Tester, or Grader
  • Production Manager
Production
  • Extruding and Drawing Machine Operator
  • Tool and Die Maker
Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control Technician

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