• Precision CNC Machining

    PA Department of Labor High Priority Occupation!
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    Precision CNC Machining prepares students to shape the suture of manufacturing and technology with cutting-edge, computer-controlled machining equipment. Through this program, students are prepared to be successful in their post-secondary pursuits and the workforce.

    Sample Career Skills

    Beginner

    • Learn how to use semi-precise and precise measurement tools
    • Demonstrate the ability to file, saw and grind metal to size
    • Read and interpret mechanical drawings

    Intermediate

    • Use a manual mill to create a part based on a mechanical drawing
    • Use a manual lathe to create a part based on a mechanical drawing 

    Advanced

    • Demonstrate the ability to program and operate a CNC mill and lathe
    • Gain hands-on experience through a co-op, internship or job placement with a real-world employer
     
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    FANUC Robotics Certification
     
    General Industry Training (OSHA)
     
    MasterCam CAD/CAM Certification
     
    National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Certificates:
       
      • CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations
       
      • CNC Turning: Programming Setup & Operations
     
      • NIMS Machining Level 1: CNC milling; CNC turning; Manual Drill Press Operations; Manual Milling; Manual Surface Grinding; Manual Turning Between Centers; Manual Turning with Chucking; Measurement, Materials and Safety; Planning, Benchwork, Layout; Machining Level II
     
         *Students who attend TCHS Pickering enrolled in the Precision CNC Machining program will demonstrate job readiness through NIMS certification.
     
    SP/2 – Safety and Pollution prevention training
     
    Click here for more information on opportunities to earn college credit.
     
     
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    Open Dual Enrollment Credits
    Delaware County Community College
     
    SOAR Credits
    Delaware County Community College
    Pennsylvania College of Technology
    Reading Area Community College
    Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
     
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    Upperclassmen may be hired at local companies. Co-ops allow students to work during their school day, earn real-world experience and build their resumes.
     
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    The Department of Education provides a CIP Code to approved Programs of Study (POS).  Schools and postsecondary institutions use the CIP code to categorize the POS, outline the scope and sequence of educational offerings and develop a POS task list. Review the task list.
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