Precision Machine Technology

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    Instructor:  Kent Atkins  
    This program is designed for students who want to get an entry level position as a skilled machinist using manufacture industrial machinery, primary metals machinery, or millwright training.
    Program Overview
    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)
    • CNC Lathe
    • Craftsmanship
    • Applied trigonometry
    • Resume and job applications

    Articulated college credit is available through this program. For more information, click here.
    Entry into an occupation related to this program's field of study does not requirenational and/or state licensure or have any unique requirements for advancement. 
    Program Length
    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. 

    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


    Secondary students (in high school) must enroll through their high school counselor.