Machinists are trained professionals who use machinery to make or modify metal, plastic, or wood products. Students learn the basics of setting up and operating machine tools like computer controlled mills and lathes, the drill press, grinders, manual metal lathes, and mills as well as using common metal-working hand tools, including precision measuring instruments. Key components of the Precision Machining course include blueprint reading, quality control, metal properties, and heat treatment of machine-ready metals. To be work ready, students are trained to program, set-up, and operate computer numeric controlled (CNC) machines. These high wage, high skill jobs can be found in fields such as electrical submersible oil pump production, aviation and aircraft production and maintenance, plastic and PVC fittings, and valve production (just to name a few).
- Lathe Operator
- Drill Press Operator
- CNC Mill Operator
- Mill Operator
- CNC Programmer
- National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), High School optional for fee
Helpful Attributes & Abilities
- Suggested grade levels before entering program: Math – 10.0, Reading – 9.0
- Good problem solving skills
- Good at working with hands
- Safety oriented
- Good work ethic with positive attitude
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Precision Machining Operations Diploma (HS or Adult) – 960 hours
Flex PMO for Working Adults – 450 hours
- Monday through Friday classes. Full or half day scheduling available.
- Flex Program (Flex PMO) – Tuesday and Thursday, 6-9pm. Two Saturdays per month for six hours each, time TBA.
Who Can Enroll
High school juniors or seniors and adults
How To Enroll
High school students contact Cheyenne Trail, Marketing Specialist, at 918.331.3320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Flex students contact Lauren Walls, Enrollment Specialist, at 918.331.3291 or email@example.com.