Precision Machining Technology II (13204-II)

Copyright: 2021

Virginia Assignment Code: 8540

Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12

Duration: 36 weeks

Hours: 280

Credits: 2

Prerequisites: 8539


Course Description:

The demand for precision machinists is growing along with the resurgence of the U.S. manufacturing industry. Machinists are highly skilled, creative problem solvers who are task-oriented and self-directed individuals. In this advanced course, CNC machining operations are emphasized. Students have the opportunity to increase their skills in applying precise measurements, using engineering drawings and sketches, and applying metalworking theory in order to safely and efficiently plan, manage, and perform general machine maintenance and machining jobs. This program helps to prepare students for the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials, which the industry uses to recruit, hire, place, and promote individual workers. This course specifically aligns to Machining Knowledge Requirements and Dimensional Measurements Knowledge Requirements.

Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.


The Virginia Administrative Code regulates the class size for this course. For additional information, see 8VAC20-120-150, "Maximum class size," or contact the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at

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