School Information

500 Palisade Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06610

Program of Studies

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School Contact

Primary Contact

Drew Most
Precision Machine Technology Department Head

Program Overview

Precision Machine Technology

Brief Description
Students enrolled in the CTECS Precision Machining Technology program are given instruction in and demonstrate skills and knowledge in machine safety, measuring tools, and precision machining fundamentals using manual milling machines, lathes, and other metal processing machines. Students progress using computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining and turning centers as early as the 10th grade and become proficient in their operation and programming upon graduation. Students receive 540 hours of instruction in the career/technical program each year. Students receive 1500 hours towards a metal trade apprenticeship upon graduation. Students are eligible to participate in Work-Based Learning (WBL) in grades 11 & 12. This program allows companies to hire students during the school day to work on the manufacturing floor. Students will get credit for their work experience and it is an important pipeline for getting our students into industry.
Program Focus
Practice Shop Safety, Understand career opportunities in the manufacturing industry, Understand manufacturing processes and materials, Demonstrate hand/bench tool uses and operations, Operate lathes consistent with acceptable industry and safety standards, Operate vertical milling machines consistent with acceptable industry and safety standards, Demonstrate measuring, part inspection, and quality control methods, Perform machine blueprint reading and sketching, Demonstrate layout methods and techniques, Perform Precision Grinding consistent with acceptable industry and safety standards, Operate Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines consistent with acceptable industry and safety standards, Apply CAD/CAM Principles.
Year Program Started
Grade level that first course in sequence is offered

Academic Design and Delivery

Are prerequisite courses required to enter the program?
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Industry-recognized credentials

National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), A certificate or certification offered by a third party, OSHA 1910 (General Industry) certification, National Institute of Metalworking (NIMS) Level I Machining Credentials

Program Standards
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How often program curriculum is reviewed
Stakeholders participating in program review

Education: This may include a high school diploma or equivalent, postsecondary degree or completion of postsecondary level CTE coursework.

Work Experience: This may include completion of a specified number of hours or years of work or apprenticeship experience in the occupational area.

Certification: This may include possession of an industry-recognized license or certification.

Teacher or CTE Training: This may include completion of professional learning or training required for teachers generally, professional learning or training in the CTE field or in a specific occupational area, mentorship experience, or other pedagogical training.

Opportunities to earn credit articulating to the next level of education
Dual or concurrent enrollment programs

Industry Partnerships

Does program curricula incorporate employability skill standards?
Program/business partnerships
Work-based learning opportunities/internships
Cooperative work education, Pre-apprenticeships

Student Recruitment and Engagement

How programs are marketed
Printed materials, PTA/PTO presentations
Program data collection
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