Pictured here is Precision Machining student Eddie Try. Eddie is using a vertical milling machine to complete a NIMS certification project.
A machinist doesn’t think of metal as something hard and unchangeable because they can change it into anything they want.
Students in Advanced Precision Machining setup and operate machines to fabricate and repair parts and components. A machinist performs cuts on materials to bring it to the desired shape and dimensions. Metal blocks can be transformed into intricate parts such as sprockets, gears, pistons, tools, wheels, and molds. These parts are then assembled into cars, bikes or the machinery which mass produce every conceivable manufactured good.
Students in SUN Tech’s Advanced Precision Machining program will have the opportunity to earn industry certifications from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) as well as college credits that will transfer to multiple higher education facilities such as Penn College and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. They also have the opportunity to earn job experience and cash through our Co-op program.
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