• Machine Trades Precision Machining Technology (CIP Code 48.0501)
     
     
    An instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in all aspects of shaping metal parts. Instruction involves making computations relating to work dimensions, tooling and feeds and speeds of machining. Emphasis is placed upon bench work and the operation of lathes, power saws, milling machines, grinders, drills and computer operated equipment (CNC and CIM). Instruction also includes the use of precision measuring instruments such as layout tools, micrometers and gauges; methods of machining and heat treatment of various metals; blueprint reading; and the layout of machine parts. Instruction prepares students to operate all types of hand and computer controlled machines. 
  •  Programs of Study
     Level I
    Safety
    Tools
    Occupations
    Blue Prints
    Measuring
    Portfolio/Certifications 
    Hours
    70
    50
    40
    30
    30
    20
     Level II
    Orientation & Safety
    Performing Layout Work
    Part Inspection
    Bench Work
    Blueprint Reading
    Operate Grinding Machines
    Operate Lathes
    Power Saw
     Hours
    50
    30
    30
    95
    35
    40
    60
    20
     Level III
    Operating Lathes
    Operate Milling Machines
    Use of Charts & References
    Shop Math
    Metallurgy
    Maintaining Machine & Tools
    Blueprint Reading
    Part Inspection
     Hours
    60
    60
    40
    60
    30
    45
    30
    35
     Level IV
    Operating Grinding Machines
    Operate Milling Machines
    Operating Lathes
    Maintaining Machine Tools
    Demonstrate CNC Programming
    Shop Math
    Use of Charts & References
    Blueprint Reading
     Hours
    45
    60
    40
    35
    70
    40
    40
    30
  • STC has Articulation Agreements with the following post-secondary schools:
    Butler County Community College, Clarion University, Delaware County Community College, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Luzerne Community College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Reading Community College, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Westmoreland Community College

    Program Requirements/Costs (approximate)
     
    3" 3 Ring Binder.............................................$10.00
    Leather Steel Toe Work Shoes.........................$40.00
    Safety Glasses - 1 Pair Provided (Additional)......$6.00
    Program Entrance Recommendations
     
    Algebra 1 or Pre-Algebra
    Reading at grade level