Product Development from Concept to Consumer

A student examines a metal part while another looks on, with a CNC lathe behind them.
Students gain a global understanding of precision machining, the process of removing metal to create extremely accurate parts. They learn all aspects of the advanced manufacturing industry, including how to operate CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) lathes, mills and power saws. The creation of blueprints and designs using industry-driven software and technology is covered, as is performing quality control and inspections. Students will also be exposed to basic welding.

Units of Study

Orientation, plus:

  • OSHA 10 hour course
  • Safety
  • Power saws
  • Manual machining Mill/Lathe
  • CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled)
  • CAD (Computer Aided Design)
  • CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) 
  • Metallurgy 
  • 3-D printing 
  • GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) 

College Credits

Monroe Community College Dual Enrollment

TAM 101: Machine Theory I
TAM 105: Machine Project Laboratory
TAM 121: Mathematics for Machinists
TAM 131: Machine Shop Print Reading I
TAM 141: Machine Shop Laboratory

Articulation Agreements

  • Alfred State College
  • Monroe Community College
  • SUNY Canton

Licensing / Industry-Based Certifications

OSHA 10 Construction

Career Opportunities

coming soon! 

Professional Outlook

Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators and Tenders: 12.2% projected growth in jobs from 2018-2028 in the Finger Lakes region
Median Finger Lakes region salary: $35,030 per year (in 2021)
Source: NYS Department of Labor 


Adam Staskiewicz

Adam Staskiewicz holds an associate's degree in precision machining. He has certification as a toolmaker in New York state. Previous to teaching, he worked as an apprentice, a toolmaker, and a tool room supervisor. 

Enrollment Information

Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.
Intro Video
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