People who are employed in the precision machining field operate machine tools, which shape and form materials to precise dimensions. Our mission is to provide our students with a solid foundation of practical skills on manual and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines used in manufacturing today. Those interested in becoming machinists should be mechanically inclined, have good problem-solving abilities, be able to work independently, and perform highly accurate work that requires good concentration. As engineers create new tools and materials to machine, machinists must constantly learn new properties and techniques.
Local companies have hired a number of students who have graduated from the program. Currently, 97 percent of our former students are employed.
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Students must complete the 322-hour program to receive a certificate of completion to work in this profession. You will receive theory and hands-on experience in shop math, precision measurement, blueprint reading, and shop safety, introduction to bench tools, layout, surface grinding, CNC Lathe configuration and CNC Mill configuration.
Choose from the following courses:
This demand occupation can take you in any direction depending on your interests and level of skill. If you are willing to invest the time in continuing your education,n we will help you pave the road to a new and rewarding career! You could be eligible to apply for the following positions at the end of the training program.
- CNC Operator
- CNC Programmer
- Material Handler
- Quality Control
- Shop Manager
- Stock Room Attendant
If you enjoy working with your hands and have a desire to learn a skilled trade, the Precision Machining Program at GST BOCES is for you!