Manufacturing Technology

Tim Lippert







Program Description:
This program provides an excellent foundation for careers in precision machining, mechanical or manufacturing engineering, CNC programming and industrial robotics. Students are prepared for rewarding skilled jobs in Maine in growing fields where many jobs are currently unfilled because of the lack of trained personnel. Students in this program learn basic skills that enable them to visualize and sketch a product, create a virtual model using a 3D CAD (computer aided design) program, produce a prototype on a 3D printer, and manufacture a precision finished product in aluminum or steel. Students learn the basics of both additive and subtractive manufacturing, including how to safely operate 3D printers, metal lathes, milling machines, bandsaws, drill presses and precision grinders. Students develop skills in print reading and CAD (computer aided design), and learn to program and operate CNC (computer numerical control) machinery. Students are also introduced to industrial robotics and automated manufacturing.


Precision machining technology (NIMS approved textbook)

ToolingU/SME Online Classes- 60+ online classes in machine tool fundamentals Machine trades print reading Mathematics for machine technology



NIMS Level I


Statewide Articulation Agreement:

Central Maine Community College: PMT-101 (3 credits)

Kennebec Valley Community College: PMT-101 (3 credits)

Northern Maine Community College: MTT-106 (4 credits)

Southern Maine Community College: MACH-105 (4 credits)

York County Community College: PMT-110 (4 credits)


Articulation Agreement:

Central Maine Community College: PMT-111


Career Opportunities:

CNC Operator, Machinist, Set-up Technician, or Programmer
Engineering- Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial
Additive Manufacturing Programmer


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