Precision Machining

Precision Machining is a competency-based Career & Technical Education program offered at Milford High School and Applied Technology Center. Students who complete Precision Machining are considered CTE Participants by the NH Department of Education; those who go on to complete Advanced Precision Machining I are considered Concentrators. Students are eligible to earn Industry-Validated Certificates or Credentials by passing Third-Party exams.
In addition to the CTE pathway courses, the department offers a Welding elective available to Milford students only.
  • Precision Machining: Students enrolled in this first pathway class in the Precision Machining program will learn basic blueprint reading and measuring techniques. They will be introduced to basic hand tools and a variety of machines used in modern manufacturing. The safe and proper way to employ all tools and machines is stressed daily in this course.
    Prerequisite: One credit in mathematics with a grade of C or better
  • Advanced Precision Machining I: Students in Advanced Precision Machining I review many of the same skills learned in the first course, but applied to more complex and challenging operations. Material properties and machine speeds and feeds will be emphasized. Students will be introduced to Numeric Control and Computer Numeric Control (NC/CNC) programming. 
    Running Start college credit is available through Manchester Community College
    Prerequisite: Completion of Precision Machining with a grade of C or better
  • Advanced Precision Machining II: This is an introductory college level course in machine tool processes and theory. This course provides more in-depth instruction and practice on all of the basic machine tools used in modern manufacturing. Set up for CNC programming operations will be introduced. The LEAN concepts that drive the modern advanced manufacturing environment will also be stressed. 
    Running Start college credit may be available through Nashua Community College - Juniors or Seniors who complete the 3 class sequence are eligible to apply for six credits for MTTN111.
    Prerequisite: Advanced Precision Machining I with a grade of C or better
  • Basic Welding: Students in this elective non-pathway class are exposed to the broad spectrum of welding operations that are currently employed in the industrial trades. Adherence to strict safety protocols is required at all times. Stick, electrode, and wire feed welding will be done in all positions as required by the American Welding Society standards.
    Prerequisite: Completion of Precision Machining with a grade of C or better