FWCS Career Academy Precision Machining

If you want to use your mechanical aptitude and have a high interest in precision work, consider our Precision Machine Program.

Precision Machining is offered in the afternoons only from 12:45-3:30 at the Keith Busse Inc., Steel Dynamics Technology Center at Ivy Tech on St. Joe Road.  This program includes Precision Machining I and II, both of which are yearlong courses.    

Precision Machining 1

WHAT TO EXPECT

Precision Machining 1 provides students with a basic understanding of the precision machining processes used in industrial safety, terminology, tools, machine tools, measurement, and layouts.  Students will become familiar with setup and operation of power saw, drill presses, lathes, milling machines, grinders, and an introduction to CNC machines. 

 Precision Machining 2 is more in-depth study of skills learned in Precision Machining 1, with a stronger focus in CNC setup/operation/programming.  Classroom activities will concentrate on precision setup and inspection work as well as machine shop calculations.  Students will develop skills in advanced machining and measuring parts involving tighter tolerances and geometry that is more complex.  A continued focus on safety will also be included.   

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Machinist 
  • Tool and Die Maker 
  • CNC Operator 
  • Mechanical or Industrial Engineer 

COLLEGE CREDIT AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • By participating in this program, students can earn NIMS certifications and even a Technical certificate from Ivy Tech. 

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