Engineering & Metal Fabrication Academy: Machining

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

MCC 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

Articulation Agreements:
  • SUNY Canton

Licensing / Industry-Based Certifications

OSHA 10 Construction

Professional Outlook

Job Projections Machinists and Tool and Die Makers: 1 percent annual growth in new jobs through 2026.
Median U.S. Salary: $44,950 per year (in 2018).
Education Requirements: Training or apprenticeship programs, career and technical education schools, or community and technical colleges. Additional courses beyond high school are often required. 
*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 


Randy Pearl

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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Program Overview - PDF