Precision Machine Technology

This course will place strong emphasis on machine operations, basic bench procedures, layout, measurements, metallurgy and heat treatment of tool steel. Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming and machining will be introduced. Job opportunities and work related skills needed in the machining career field are taught throughout the course.

New Equipment and Technologies

CNC Lathe and Vertical Mill
Full Size Machines (not table top demo’s)
5 seats of CAD/CAM software—MasterCam industry standard
Supplemented by Online CNC training and CNC SimulatorsStudents (at their own cost) can register and submit parts through SWIC to gain level 1 NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Standards) certification.

Dual Credit through SWIC:
PMT 101—Introduction to the Machine Trades - 4 credit hours
PMT 111—Introduction to CNC Machining - 4 credit hours

What to Expect:
Students should be prepared to learn and apply technical concepts to machine technology. Class centers around hands-on projects designed to provide students with the opportunities to learn all equipment as well as tailor learning to meet their specific needs. Protective gear is required to ensure the safety of all students.

Employable Skills:
  • Learn safety principals and practices
  • Experience skills on machine shop equipment
  • Read and interpret blueprint reading
  • Study of Metallurgy
  • Perform machine setup and operations
  • Precision measurements
  • Machine maintenance
  • Operate computer controlled machines
Career Opportunities and Job Titles:
Entry-level after high school graduation and Collinsville Area Vocational Center training:
  • Machine Operator
  • Production Machinist
  • CNC Operator
  • Mill Right
  • Related Sales
Entry-level after Junior College Program leading to an Associate Degree or Certificate Program:
  • Machine Shop
  • Mill Right
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Metallurgist
  • Automation Technician
  • Mechanical Drafting
  • Tool and Die/Mold Maker
Entry-level after Baccalaureate Degree:
  • Occupational Safety
  • Metallurgist
  • Mechanical Engineer  Industrial Engineer
  • Tool Designer