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Precision Machining

The Precision Machining pathway is a 2 year pathway and this course is hosted at Plymouth High School.  This course includes specialized classroom and laboratory experiences that develop skills and knowledge in the shaping of metal parts.    Potential careers in this pathway include opportunities in manufacturing, quality control, engineering, production leadership and many more. 

North Central CTE Cooperative partners with Plymouth High School to offer this opportunity for students in the CTE Cooperative. 

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Precision Machining Courses

Course Description

Emphasis is placed on basic precision machining operations including the use of lathes, mills, grinders, and bench work. Instruction includes the use and care of other precision tools such as micrometers, indicators, gauge blocks, gauge pins, and calipers. Advanced instruction will include preparation in the use and programming of Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machines that reflect current industry practices. Application of mathematical skills and blue print reading, including GD&T, is part of the daily experience. Technical reading and writing skills will also be emphasized. 

Dual Credit

Ivy Tech Community College provides the opportunity for students to earn up to 24 MTTC dual credits, including:

101  Intro to Machining

102  Turning Processes I

103  Milling Processes I

105  Abrasive Processes I

106  Print Interpretation

107  CNC Setup & Operation

110  Turning & Milling Processes


Multiple NIMS certifications are available through this two year pathway. 

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