The two-year Precision Machining program exposes students to precision manufacturing and computer numerically-controlled machining. Students will gain insight on the select tools and materials needed to make durable goods, read blueprints, comprehend CNC theory and procedures, utilize machine shop math, etc.
Apart from the core-curriculum, learners are trained for the job-seeking process through simulated lab experience and student-based enterprise. During the program, accommodations and modifications are provided to high school students based on the IEP/504.
After completion of the program, successful candidates will be prepared to seek one or more certifications like the OSHA 10 and the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Certification-Level 1 Measurement. In fact, West-MEC offers industry credential tests at no additional cost. Through the focus on precision manufacturing and CNC training, students are made ready to enter the workforce.
Careers that a student could pursue after receiving their certification(s) are: Machinist operator, CNC machinist, maintenance machinist; knowledge obtained in this program is transferable to a broad spectrum of careers.
This job field uses both math and computer skills. Precision mechanists create parts using both mechanically and computer enabled machinery.
Precision Machining entry-level salary: $13.63 – $13.77 per hour**
*with additional education in this pathway | **Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages
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