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Precision Machining

Design and prototype innovative hands on projects as you become proficient in basic machining, measurement, blueprint reading, and safety. Learn to set up manual mills and lathes for operation and create prototypes to print specifications. Gain valuable work experience and nationally recognized certifications, while having fun and working on the best machinery in this NIMS accredited, nationally recognized program.

Certification

NIMS Measurement and Safety And NIMS Layout

Direct Employment

  • Machinist
  • CNC Machine Operator
  • Tool Maker

Job Leads To

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Eligibility

Grades 10 – 12

Machine Tool Technology Certifications

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator

Learn fundamental skills in machine shop operations, including CNC operation, positioning and coordinate systems, and finished part inspection. This certificate program incorporates theory and hand-on learning techniques to prepare students for entry-level positions in factories and machine shops.

Direct Employment

  • Machinist
  • Computer-Controlled Machine Operator
  • Metal & Plastic Workers.

Eligibility

Grades 11-12

Machining Inspection & Quality Assurance

Learn fundamental skills in machine shop operations, including machining inspection and quality assurance. Through a combination of bookwork and hand-on practice, this certificate prepares students for a specialized career in machining inspection and quality assurance, which is the process of making sure that products meet specifications and quality guidelines.

Direct Employment

  • Machinist
  • Metal & Plastic Worker
  • Multiple Machine Tool Setter
  • Operator

Eligibility

Grade 12

Holland Codes:

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Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator

Location

Pima Community College Downtown Campus

Time Commitment

2 years, 2 classes/semester (approximately 6-8 hours per week)

Credits

2/year (must earn a C or better)

Machining Inspection & Quality Assurance

Location

Pima Community College Downtown Campus

Time Commitment

1 year, 3 classes fall semester, 2 classes spring semester (approximately 9-10 hours per week)

Credits

2.5/year (must earn a C or better)

Locations offering Precision Machining:

  • Desert View High School
  • JTED @ Pima Community College
  • Tucson Magnet High School
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