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    PA Department of Labor High Priority Occupation!
    Precision CNC Machining prepares students to shape the future of manufacturing and technology with cutting-edge, computer-controlled machining equipment.
    Program Concentrations:
    • Bench work
    • Blueprint reading
    • CNC programming
    • Drill presses, grinding machines, lathes, milling machines
    • Layout work
    • Machines and tools
    • Metallurgy
    • Part inspection
    • Safety 
    Career Options:

    You can become a computer-controlled machine tool operator, machinist apprentice/machinist, toolmaker apprentice, tool and die maker, machine operator (lathe, milling machine, drill press), CNC setup and programmer, pattern maker, mechanical engineer, quality control inspector, or research and development analyst.

    Industry View:
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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.
    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
    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.
    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.