• About the Program:

    A student in the Machine Technology program will be introduced to the skills used in the precision metalworking industry. Students will be instructed on how to develop a process plan; how to produce and/or repair parts; how parts fit and work together; how to use a variety of metal working equipment; how to program and produce products on the computer controlled (CNC) machines; and how to make accurate quality control checks. Skills obtained in this area are highly transferable to many production, manufacturing, and mechanical engineering careers.


    • Blueprint Reading
    • Lathe Operation
    • Milling Machines
    • Drill Presses
    • Band Saws
    • Precision Grinding
    • Computer Controlled Milling
    • Computer Controlled Turning
    • Introduction to Metrology
    • Tool and Machine Maintenance


    Recommended High School Courses:

    • English/Communications
    • Mathematics - Basic Math, Algebra, Geometry
    • Computer Basics
    • Applied Sciences, Physics
    • Industrial Arts, Mechanical Drawing, Computer Aided Drafting



    National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
    • Measurement, Materials & Safety
    • Job Planning, Bench Work & Layout
    • Manual Milling Skills I
    • Turning Operations:  Turning Between Centers
    • Turning Operations:  Turning Chucking Skills
    • Grinding Skills I
    • Drill Press Skills I
    • CNC Turning:  Programming Setup & Operations
    • CNC Milling:  Programming Setup & Operations
    • CNC Turning:  Operations
    • CNC Milling:  Operations
    • Machining Level 1 Certificate of Special Merit
    NIMS Metal Working Program

    Articulation Agreements:

    Art Institute of Pittsburgh
    Butler County Community College
    New Castle School of Trades

    The Machine Technology program currently offers advanced placement opportunities with these post-secondary schools:
    Upon successful completion of the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), written and skills exams, students may receive fifteen technology credits from Butler County Community College’s Manufacturing Technology program.