School Information

100 Fairview Ave
Hamden, CT 06514

Program of Studies

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School Contact

Primary Contact

Bob Achille
Precision Machining Department Head

Program Overview

Precision Machining 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, 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.
Grade level that first course in sequence is offered

Academic Design and Delivery

Number of courses required to complete or offered in the program:
Total credits required to complete the program:
Industry-recognized credentials

National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), OSHA, Credit(s) towards an associate degree, A certificate or certification offered by a third party, HAAS CERT, NIMS CERTS, OSHA 10, CAREER SAFE Employability

Program Standards
Yes -
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.

Assessments: This may include the successful completion of testing in CTE subject matter, content area expertise, or other relevant knowledge.

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
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Industry Partnerships

Does program curricula incorporate employability skill standards?
How are employability skill standards incorporated into the program?
Observation over 4 years in the program
Program/business partnerships
Yes - We have several local businesses who donate time and sometimes materials to our program. They also sometimes hire our graduates and host them in a work based learning opportunity.
Community Partners
Gateway CC, CCAT, Workforce Alliance, Career Pathways, Justice Education Center
Work-based learning opportunities/internships
Cooperative work education, Pre-apprenticeships, Simulated work environments
Paid WBL with several companies
Manufacturing Club which is a place donations can be deposited for student awards.

Student Recruitment and Engagement

How programs are marketed
Guidance activities, Other
Program data collection
No response