Are you ready to make the parts that run the machines of the modern world? In OTC’s Precision Machining Technology program, you’ll design tools and build efficient processes to manufacture all sorts of items including tools, factory equipment, and molds. You’ll also program and operate the machines that create these high-precision parts. The technology behind machining is changing rapidly. Today’s workers must learn to operate a wide range of both manual and computer-controlled machines. As a skilled machinist with a degree, you can join one of many specialized industries looking to hire. Many of our graduates become CNC programmers, tool and die-makers, or engineering technicians. Upon completion, students receive an Associate of Applied Science in Precision Machining Technology. For an expedited path to employment, students may obtain a short-term Precision Machining Technology Certificate.
Manual Machinist – Machine simple component parts using manual machining equipment.
Tool Room Machinist – Machine complex component parts using a combination of manual and CNC equipment.
Setup Machinist – Setup manual and CNC equipment to run production and specialty components.
Tool Maker – Design and build custom jigs, fixtures, gauges, and setups for the production of components.
Machine Operator – Operate basic manual machines to produce component parts.
Production Machine Operator – Operate CNC equipment for the large-scale production of component parts.
CNC Machinist – Complete setups and operate CNC machines for the production of component parts.
CNC Programmer – Use various methods to generate setup information and part toolpath to create component parts.
CAD/CAM Programmer – Use various software to generate, modify, and apply tool paths to 3D part models to be used for producing component parts.
Manufacturing Engineering Technician – Design, create, monitor, and improve the production process’ for the creation of component parts.
Quality Control Technician – Verify the accuracy of component parts based on characteristics specified by customer needs and engineering.
CMM Operator – Operate Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) to measure component characteristics to a very high level of accuracy.
CMM Programmer – Use software, 3D models, and Engineering Specifications to create programs for Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) to measure components characteristics to a very high level of accuracy.
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