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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 & 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.
Precision Machining  1777 
1 Credit  Grades: 10-11
Students enrolled in this first semester class in the Precision Machining Program will learn basic blueprint reading & 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.
Expectation: Quality Producer
Prerequisite: One credit in math with a grade of “ C” or better.

Advanced Precision
Machining I 
1 Credit  Grades 10-12
Students in Advanced Precision Machining I review many of the same skills learned in Precision Machining 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. 
Expectation: Quality Producer
Prerequisite: Completion of Precision Machining with a grade of “C” or better.
College Credits: 3 Running Start College Credits are available through Manchester Community College.
Advanced Precision
Machining II 
1 Credit  Grades: 11-12
This is an introductory college level course in machine tool processes and theory. This course provides more in-dpeth instruction and practice on all of the basic machine tools used in modern manufacturing. Set-up for CNC programming operations will be introducted. The LEAN concepts that drive the modern advanced manufacturing environment will also be stressed.
Prerequisite: one credit in Precision Machining and one credit in Advanced Precision Machining I with a grade of "C" or better.
Expectation: Quality Producer
College Credits: Running Start Credit may be available through Nashua Community College. Juniors and/or Seniors that complete the 3 class sequence comprising the Precision Machining Program are eligible to apply for six college credits for MTTN 111.


The Basic Welding class is an OPEN elective that meets the Career Focus requirement for graduation. Students that have completed the Precision Machining Program will receive enrollment priority for this class.
Basic Welding  1775 
1 Credit  Grades: 10-12
Students in the Basic Welding 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.
Expectation: Quality Producer
Prerequisite: Precision Machining with a grade of “C” or better.
Program Assistantships or Independent Study opportunities may be available to selected students for credit. Students that completed the Precision Machining Program should discuss these possibilities with the instructor.