Program of Studies 2023-2024 » Precision Machining

Precision Machining

PRECISION MACHINING is a competency-based Career & Technical Education program    offered at Milford High School/Applied Technology Center. To earn completer status in this program, students must pass Precision Machining, Advanced Precision Machining I & Advanced Precision Machining II with a grade of “C” or better.  Students are eligible to earn Industry-Validated Certificates or Credentials by passing Third-Party exams administered to all completers.  



Introductory Course for this Pathway
Introduction to S.T.E.M.                      1020
1 Credit               Grade 9
This class examines some of the basic ideas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.), including: history of computing, computer  applications, computational thinking, computer assisted design, and programming. Students participate in  numerous hands-on projects and related assignments. They practice writing and presentation skills needed in the industry. If you are interested in STEM this is the place to begin.
Prerequisite: none
Precision Machining                            1777    

2 Credit  Full-Year             Grades 10-11

Students enrolled for the full year class in the Precision Machining Program will learn design sketching and the design process and use those skills to create products. Students will learn basic blueprint reading and precision measuring techniques. They will be introduced to basic hand tools and a variety of state of the art machines used in modern manufacturing. The safe and proper way to employ all tools and machines is an important component of this course. Students will also participate in OSHA-10 for General Industry certification training. Students will be introduced to the  Cartesian coordinate system and understand how we use it to create toolpaths and strategies for creating Conversational Computer Numeric Control (CNC) programs for machining parts. Students will explore welding techniques employed in manufacturing. Students will go on Field Experience visits to local manufacturers to observe how skills learned will be employed.
Prerequisite: One credit in math with a grade of “C” or better. 
Advanced Precision Machining I       1778    
1 Credit                Grades 10-12
Students in Advanced Precision Machining I review many of the same skills learned in Precision Machining but apply them to more complex and challenging operations. Material properties and machine speeds and feeds will be emphasized. Students will develop Numeric Control and Computer Numeric Control (NC/CNC) programming skills.
Prerequisite: Completion of Precision Machining with a grade of “C” or better. 
**23-24 Will be the last year this course will be offered.  The Precision Machining pathway will be modified in 24-25
Advanced Precision Machining II         1779           
1 Credit               Grades 11-12
This is an introductory college level course in machine tool processes and theory. This course provides more in-depth instruction and practice on manually and computer controlled  machine tools used in modern manufacturing. Set up for  CNC programming operations will be expanded to include complex projects. The LEAN concepts that drive the modern advanced manufacturing environment will be woven into the course.
Prerequisite: Precision Machining and Advanced Precision Machining I with a grade of “C” or better.  
Program Work Based Learning opportunities may be available to selected students for credit. Students that completed the Precision Machining Program should discuss these possibilities with the instructor.
**23-24 Will be the last year the above courses will be offered.  The Precision Machining pathway will be modified in 24-25. 
CTE Work Based Learning
1/2 Credit*              Grades: 11 - 12 
Work-Based Learning (WBL) is to give students enrolled in a CTE program the opportunity to explore careers & develop skills via workplace learning experiences outside the classroom setting. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the world of work, develop skills & attitudes and practice workplace competencies & technical skills needed to be successful in their chosen career path (related to their CTE program). Work Based Learning is a work-based situation which allows a student an opportunity for a real work experience in conjunction with a classroom teacher, a work-site mentor, and a Work Based Learning (WBL) Coordinator. This team will coordinate academic and occupational skills that a student will learn and apply on the job. Classwork is meant to supplement and complement the experience, therefore it is expected that students will attend class when scheduled and complete all work as assigned. Credits will be awarded based on satisfactory evaluations from their site supervisor, participation in seminars, completion of related assignments & the number of verified WBL hours. The student is expected to meet with the Career Development Specialist regularly during TASC.
Requirements: Students are required to meet all pre-employment & employment expectations (including all policies, rules, & regulations). This may include, but is not limited to, aptitude screenings, physicals, background checks, drug screenings, dress code, cell phone policy etc. WBL activities may take place during the school day or outside of school hours, paid and non paid. 
Prerequisites: Successful completion of 1 year (2 credits) in a CTE program, 2.3 GPA or higher and passed all classes in the semester prior to the WBL experience; excellent attendance and discipline record; the ability to work independently; reliable transportation; and parent/guardian support and approval.

*Credit: based on hours completed (up to 1 credit per semester or summer)