About the Program...

Precision machining is a hands-on program that provides students with an opportunity to learn basic, manual and CNC machining techniques to develop skills needed to enter the many career fields related to metal part manufacturing.

Program Path

  • Optional - Exploratory Class

    • Exploring Precision Machining (Quarter Class)

  • Year 1

    • Precision Machining I (Full Year Course)

  • Year 2

    • Precision Machining II (Full Year Course)

Running Start College Credits


  • Coming Soon!

Topics of Study

Precision Machining I Topics of Study

  • Safety

  • Hand tools

  • Measuring tools

  • Blueprint reading

  • Basics in conventional machining (project based)

  • Intro to CNC Machining

Precision Machining II Topics of Study

  • Safety

  • Precision machining techniques in milling and CNC programming operation

  • Piece part inspection

  • Use of CNC Plasma cutter

  • Team building Leadership skills

Career Pathways

Career Path

  • CNC Operator

  • CNC Machinist

  • Apprentice Tool Maker

College Path

  • Bachelors in Manufacturing

  • Bachelor in Industrial Management

  • Bachelor in Manufacturing Engineering Technology

College to Career Path

  • Automated Manufacturing

  • Production Planning and Management

  • Computer Controlled Machining

  • Quality Management

  • Project Management

Meet the Educator

Mr. Steve Robinson


Over 38 years of experience in machining for aircraft, medical, radar systems, nuclear, computer technology, and aircraft military:

  • Level II Quality Inspector

  • Class A Machinist

  • C/N/C Machinist

  • Buyer/Production Control

  • C/N/C Lathes/Group Leader


  • Lynn Vocational Technical Institute

  • Boston MAchine Certificate in Machine Shop

  • Northern Essex Community College

Other Interests

  • An avid motorcyclist and being outdoors: hiking, hunting, fishing, power boating, and more!

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