Precision / Computerized Machining Technology
Program Entrance Recommendations:
Reading at grade level
Algebra I or Geometry
Problem solving/troubleshooting skills
Ability to work independently and in a team
Numerical Control Machine Set-up Operator
Numerical Control & Process Control Programmer
Combination Machine Tool Setter & Set-up Operator
Conventional EDM Operator / Programmer
Wire EDM Operator / Programmer
Milling & Planing Machine Setter & Operator
Lathe & Turning Machine Tool Setter & Operator
Quality Assurance Manager
Tool & Die Maker
CNC Service Technician
Machine Shop Supervisor
Quality Assurance Technician
The machining industry utilizes precision tools and equipment to transform engineers’ and designers’ visions into finished products. The training in the Precision / Computerized Machining Technology program focuses on the skills that are in demand in the local and national job market. These are the skills required by the high-tech modern manufacturing businesses such as aerospace, medical instrumentation, defense, and many more.
Students in the program learn the use of hand tools, conventional machine tools, and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine tools to cut metals within 1/10,000th of an inch. Curriculum topics include conventional and CNC milling, conventional and CNC turning, Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM), and precision grinding.
Students also learn interpretation of engineering drawings to gain understanding of machining industry specifications. Training also includes precision inspection using sophisticated measuring equipment including a coordinate measuring machine, a toolmaker’s microscope, and an optical comparator within the metrology lab, where quality assurance is emphasized.
The PMT/CMT program at BCTC has been recognized and awarded the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) test site accreditation. This accreditation represents the industry’s mark of approval and recognition of the training program. Students will have the opportunity to earn nationally recognized certifications that show their competency in different skill areas.
Graduates of this program have excellent opportunities for immediate employment or post-secondary education. Careers include High Priority Occupations such as Machinists, Computer Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Numerical Tool & Process Control Programmers, CNC programmers/operators, EDM programmers/operators, and Quality Assurance Inspectors.
NIMS- This program is credentialed through the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc. (NIMS) to assure training to industry standards and to meet NIM S quality requirements. Students can earn certifications that give formal recognition of those standards and requirements. Visit www.nims-skills.org for further information.
NIMS Level I Machining (various certifications)
NIMS Level II Machining (various certifications)
OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification
Program Requirements/Costs (approximate):
Please use the Order Supplies link for the approximate costs of the Textbooks, Tools & Supplies, and Uniforms for this program.
Industry certification testing fees - $40*
* BCTC will pay for one pair of safety glasses (if required) and may assist with payment for the testing fees or core certification tests (first time only). Additional safety glasses and testing fees must be paid by the student.
PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGY
by Christopher McCauley Year Published: 2011
ISBN # 978-0-83113-079-4
Approximate Cost - New: $25.00 to Gently Used: $15.00
by Russ Schultz and Larry Smith Year Published: 2011
ISBN # 978-0-13217-220-2
Approximate Cost - New: $95.00 to Gently Used: $65.00
by Peter J. Hoffman, Eric S. Hopewell and Brian Janes Year Published: 2014
ISBN # 978-1-28544-454-3
Approximate Cost - New: $98.00 to Gently Used: $65.00