Precision Machining Pathway

11th and 12th Graders


The Precision Machining Pathway gives students the opportunity to develop the skills and abilities necessary to be a part of an engineering team that is creating the world. Curriculum includes practice in traditional and computer-aided drafting, layout and design of fabricated products, the study of materials used in manufacturing, plant layout, materials handling, manufacturing processes, and the use of machines.

  • Tuition: $58.50 per credit hour. Scholarship opportunities available. No cost for students on free & reduced lunch
  • Books/Fees: Provided at no cost
  • Transportation: Provided at no cost from all home high schools
  • Session Options: 8:15am – 10:15am (1st year), 12:45pm – 2:45pm (2nd year)
  • Club Options: SkillsUSA

Hear from a Pathway Student

Possible Careers

  • Tool/Die/Mold Maker
  • Precision Machinist
  • Machine Builder
  • CNC Programmer/Operator
  • Automation/Product/Machine Designer
  • Robot Programmer
  • Engineering Coordinator
  • Multiple Specialist Careers

Field Trips

  • Kawasaki
  • Molex
  • Teledyne Isco
  • Garner Industries
  • Lincoln Industries
  • Lincoln Tool & Design

Guest Speakers

  • Brent Parde from Teledyne Isco
  • Cliff Carlson, Technical Recruiter for Hudl
Dual Credits Available
Year 1 Classes
Junior (or Senior if pathway is not full)
Year 2 Classes
Returning TCA Senior

First Semester

Second Semester

First Semester

Second Semester

MACH 1121 (2.0)
Manufacturing Processes

MACH 1173 (2.5)
Machine Tool Lab I

MACH 1156 (2.0)
Blueprint Reading & Drawing

MACH 1174 (2.5)
Machine Tool Lab II

Manufacturing I Project/Competition

MACH 1223 (2.0)
Machine Tool Lab III

Manufacturing II Project/Competition –OR– Pathway Support Team Project

MACH 1224 (2.0)
Machine Tool Lab IV

Manufacturing III Project/Competition –OR–
Senior Project/Internship

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Related AA/AAS Degrees Offered at SCC

AAS Degrees: Electronic Systems Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Precision Machining and Automation Technology.
Certificates/Diplomas: Precision Machining and Automation Technology.