Advanced Manufacturing and Machine Tool Technology

The Advanced Manufacturing and Machine Tool Technology program instructs students on a variety of skills required for entry-level positions in the machine tool industry. Students learn about the composition and appropriate use of various metals. Instruction is provided on a wide range of equipment, which includes computers in machining with Computerized Numerical Control (CNC), milling machines, Computer Assisted Design (CAD), and Computer Assisted Machining (CAM).

Course Offerings

MA Related Theory 10

Course Numbers: 11071 (1.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Related Theory Machine Grade 10: In this course, students will gain knowledge of blueprint reading for machine trades; metrology; shop math; shop safety; set up and nomenclature of machines; and shop vocabulary.


MA Related Theory 11

Course Numbers: 11072 (1.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Related Theory Machine Grade 11: In this course, students will engage in textbook and online training of the theory of operation of saws; lathes; drill presses; grinders; milling machines; and computer numerical control. (CNC) Students will also study advanced blueprint reading, layout work, and computation.


MA Related Theory 12

Course Numbers: 11073 (1.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Related Theory Machine Grade 12: In this course, students will study the theory that supports computer numerically controlled machines; CAD/CAM software; electrical discharge machines; advanced blueprint reading; layout work; and computation.


MA Related Theory 9

Course Numbers: 11070 (0.25)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Related Theory Machine Grade 9: In this course, students will gain knowledge of basic measurement; machine types and functions; shop safety; introductory blueprint reading; bench tools; and layout work.


Machine 10

Course Numbers: 11168 (4.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Machine Grade 10: In this course, students will continue their study of lathe work; milling machine work; saws; drill presses; and bench work, as well as automated machining using ProtoTrak. Students will also gain knowledge of shop safety and and safe use of tools and equipment.


Machine 11

Course Numbers: 11169 (4.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Machine Grade 11: In this course, students will engage in advanced bench work and use of saws; lathes; drill presses; grinders; and milling machines. Students will also gain knowledge of shop safety and and safe use of tools and equipment.


Machine 12

Course Numbers: 11170 (4.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Machine Grade 12: In this course, students will study computer numerically controlled machines; CAD/CAM software; electrical discharge machines and engage in advanced work utilizing lathes; grinders; milling machines; and advanced measurement techniques. Students will also gain knowledge of shop safety and and safe use of tools and equipment.


Machine 9

Course Numbers: 11167 (1.50)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Machine Grade 9: In this course, students will study the lathe; benchwork; saws; drill presses; bench grinders; and milling machines. Students will also gain knowledge of shop safety; machine shop occupations; hand tools; simple layout work; and computation.


Cooperative Education and Internship Opportunities

All eligible students have the opportunity to participate in Cooperative Education and Internship experiences at a variety of approved learning sites across the city in their junior and/or senior year. While the requirements and specific opportunities vary from school to school, and program to program, the structured combination of classroom based education and practical work experience provides students with the skills necessary to comfortably navigate the world of work. Some of the internship and cooperative education opportunities students have experienced include the following partnership/s:

  • Crocker Architectural
  • St. Gobain
  • Ranger Automation
  • Sjodgren Industries
  • Arcade Snacks

Career Opportunities

  • Specialized Metal Shop
  • Machine Shop
  • Machinist
  • Manufacturing
  • CNC Specialist
  • Supervisor
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