Precision Manufacturing

Drill bits

Program Overview

The Precision Manufacturing Pathway is a 3-year program housed at both South Elgin High School and Streamwood High School in School District U-46. Students participating in the program will engage in project-based learning to develop the skills required to earn certifications such as National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS).

Course Descriptions

Production Technology

10th Grade  /  1 Period  /  Prerequisites: None

This course provides entry-level skills in the manufacturing and design fields. Topics include safety, blueprint reading, precision and semi-precision measurement, lathe and mill. Students will be actively engaged in project-based hands-on activities. Theory and practices used in industry will be taught. Skills learned will prepare students for industry supported certifications such as National Institute for Metalworking Skills. Additional costs for projects may apply.

Precision Manufacturing

11th Grade  /  2 Periods  /  Prerequisites: Production Technology

Topics for this course include safety, blueprint reading, precision and semi-precision measurement, lathe, mill, surface grinder, and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines. Students will be actively engaged in project-based hands-on activities. Theory and practices used in industry will be taught. This course leads to Advanced Precision Manufacturing, post-secondary machine tool programs, and careers in manufacturing technology. Skills learned will prepare students for industry supported certifications such as National Institute for Metalworking Skills. Additional costs for projects may apply.

Advanced Precision Manufacturing

12th Grade  /  2 Periods  /  Prerequisites: Precision Manufacturing

This course builds on the fundamental skills learned in the Precision Manufacturing course. Students will advance their techniques and build additional skills on manual and CNC equipment. Additional NIMS certification will drive the project-based hands-on activities offered in this career path. Additional costs for projects may apply.

Have Questions?

Contact U-46 CTE Coordinator Kinasha Brown at 847-888-5000 ext. 5310 or via email at kinashabrown@U-46.org.