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High School

Precision Machine Technology

Program Highlights

Benchwork | Blueprint Reading| Cell Manufacturing Concepts | Machine Repair | Metallurgy | National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Certified | Tool Grinding

Program Description

Students use lathes, drill presses, milling machines, and hand tools to make parts or one-of-a kind items for companies who produce everything from cars to computers. Math instruction is related to part dimensioning, tool geometry, speed and feed calculations, and quality control. An emphasis is placed on bench work and heat treatment of various metals. The use of computer numerical control (CNC) equipment is covered during the senior year.

Teacher Information

Mr. John Green  John Green
 High School

 Precision Machine Technology Instructor
 Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22214
 jgreen@lcjvs.net

Program of Study

Junior Year Courses

Lab: 3 Credits
English: 1 Credit
Math: 1 Credit
Science: 1 Credit
Elective: .5 or1 Credit

Senior Year Courses

Lab: 3 Credits
English: 1 Credit
Civics/Government: 1 Credit
Math: 1 Credit
Science: .5 or 1 Credit

Electives are subject to availability and schedule. Not all electives are available every semester. Past elective options have included the following classes:

Accounting, Financial Literacy, Communications, Public Speaking, Entrepreneurship, Forensics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Vertibrate Zoology, Psychology, Sociology, Military History, Modern Social Issues, Practical Computer Applications, Exploration of Literature, Literature and Popular Music Literature and Films, Computer as a Writing Tool, Health, Healthy Safe Foods, Adult Living, Employability Skills, College 101, Study Skills. 

Math Options: Tech Math 330, Tech Math 121, Tech Math 122.

English and Government Options available with teacher recommendation: Oberlin College Writing, Oberlin College Government.

Course descriptions are available online.

Precision Machine Technology student working with a machine
LCJVS student working on a machine
LCJVS student reading from a screen
LCJVS student working on a machine

Career Pathways

  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist
  • Grinder
  • Lathe Operator
  • Machine Repair Assistant
  • Machine Operator
  • Millwright Apprentice
  • Model Maker Apprentice
  • Set-Up Worker
  • Tool and Die Apprentice

With Additional Training:

  • CNC Programmer
  • Designer
  • Engineer
  • Factory Service Representative
  • Instrument Maker
  • Machine Designer
  • Machine Repair Technician
  • Machining Supervisor
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Millwright
  • Skilled Machinist
  • Teacher
  • Tool & Die Maker
  • Tool Room Supplier

Competency Profile

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Industry Certifications

NIMS
ToolingU


College Credits

Math, English, Social Studies and other courses that offer dual high school and college credits are also offered on the JVS campus through partnerships with Lorain County Community College and Oberlin College. Upon meeting specific criteria, students have the opportunity to earn various types of college credit for career technical courses taken at Lorain County JVS. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Ohio’s College Credit Plus program. College credit opportunities vary by program and are subject to change.

Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to become involved with the career-technical student organizations related to their programs, such as Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America. These organizations help develop leadership skills, cooperation, social interactions, and good citizenship. All members have opportunities to participate in regional, state, and national competitions to showcase their skills and earn college scholarships. Students who excel academically and have a commitment to community service may become a member of the National-Technical Honor Society.

Skills USA and NTHS

Employment Resources

Strong partnerships between the JVS and business and industry help students gain work experience through work-based learning experiences, the JVS Summer Internship Program, and senior early job placement. The JVS is committed to helping successful graduates find employment in their career field. A detailed explanation of the student eligibility requirements for these experiences is included in the student handbook.

The JVS maintains an online job board to help connect students and alumni to local employment opportunities. The JVS website also hosts links to online resources for labor market data, as well as statewide and national career information.