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Precision Machine Technology
Instructor:  Robert Swordy
This program is designed for students who want to get an entry level position as a skilled machinist using manufacture industrial machinery, motor vehicle machinery, primary metals machinery, or millwright training.
This program is nine months in length, approximately 1080 clock hours, 5 days a week for full time adult students.  Classes meet Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 10:35 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. at the Hillyard Technical Center. High school students will complete this program over two years. Hillyard Technical Center follows the St. Joseph School District school calender for start dates, end dates, and holidays. District calendars can be found under the District Info tab on the SJSD website home page.

The following skills are covered in this program:
  • Safety
  • Trade terms
  • Hand tools
  • Lathe
  • Milling machine
  • Band saw
  • Precision measuring
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Blueprint reading
  • Machine tool
  • Introduction to computers
  • Materials of the industry
  • Industrial mathematics
  • Introduction to CAD/CAM
  • Computer numerically controlled milling machine (CNC)
  • Craftsmanship
  • Applied trigonometry
  • Resume and job applications

Entry into an occupation related to this program's field of study does not require national and/or state licensure or have any unique requirements for advancement. 

Program Admission Requirements

It is preferred (but not required) students have a C or better in Algebra, understand fractions and decimals, and have the ability to measure and read tools of measurement

Post-Secondary applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 17 years or older
  • Complete and submit an HTC Application for Admission Form by deadline
  • Have a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate
  • Submit an official transcript from high school or post-secondary institution
  • Three professional references
  • Compass Test

Articulated college credit is available through this program. For more information, click here.