Precision Machining

Through this program, students will learn to apply concept of the various manufacturing technologies on both manual and state-of-the-art CNC machine tools, utilize advanced computer-controlled technology to design, create and build high-tech precision parts and tools used worldwide in everyday products, and program and operate advanced equipment to perform a variety of manufacturing applications. They will also learn to read and understand complex manufacturing blueprints, care for and use various precision measuring equipment and hand tools, and practice preventive machine tool maintenance and troubleshooting

Course Topics

  • Manual Mill, Lathe, Drill Press and Surface grinder
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
  • CNC Mill, Lathe (MazakĀ®-MazatrolĀ®) and Laser Burner
  • Blueprint Reading and Measuring Instruments
  • G-codes
  • Hand Tools and Tooling for Machines

Industry-Recognized Credentials

  • National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
  • First Aid/CPR

Ron Huffman

Program Instructor
Sentinel CTC

Career Opportunities

Entry Level (with high school diploma and career training)


Technical (with CTE training, associate degree, technical certification)

CNC Machine Programmer

Professional (with Bachelor's degree and beyond)

Mechanical Engineer
Tooling Engineer