Students enrolled in the CTECS Precision Machining Technology program are given instruction in and demonstrate skills and knowledge in machine safety, measuring tools, precision machining fundamentals using; manual milling machines, lathes, and other metal processing machines. Students’ progress using computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining and turning centers as early as the 10th grade and become proficient in their operation and programming upon graduation.

Our programs are constantly evolving to best align with industry standards both regionally and nationally. For more program details, please click here to visit our home office website.

  • Practice Shop Safety
  • Understand career opportunities in the manufacturing industry
  • Understand manufacturing processes and materials
  • Demonstrate hand/bench tool uses and operations
  • Operate lathes consistent with acceptable industry and safety standards
  • Operate vertical milling machines consistent with acceptable industry and safety standards
  • Demonstrate measuring, part Inspection, and quality control methods
  • Perform machine blueprint reading and sketching
  • Demonstrate layout methods and techniques
  • Perform Precision Grinding consistent with acceptable industry and safety standards
  • Operate Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines consistent with acceptable industry and safety standards
  • Apply CAD/CAM Principles
  • OSHA 1910 (General Industry) certification
  • National Institute of Metalworking (NIMS) Level I Machining Credentials
  • Machinist
  • Tool room machinist
  • CNC machinist
  • Toolmaker apprentice
  • Mold making apprentice
  • Machine maintenance
  • Quality & Inspection
  • Four-slide machine set-up
  • CNC production
  • CNC machine operator

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