Precision Machining

Instructor: Mr. Rob Barclay


The Machine Shop Program is a three-year competency-based program designed to prepare student for successful entry-level employment. A machine shop is a place in which metal parts are cut to size required and put together to form mechanical units or machines. Machine shop work is the basis of all mechanical production. Students involved in the Machine Shop Course have the opportunity to operate the standard machines used in industry.


The application of mathematics and blueprint reading is emphasized throughout the course in the design preparation and set up of various jobs to be machined. Related theory, also an important phase of the work, acquaints students with the characteristics of metals, action of metal cutting tools, cutting speeds and feeds, gear trains, heat treatment of steels, strength of materials, stresses and strains, etc. Time is devoted to layout work and construction and assembly of machinery.


Uniform Requirements

  • Steel toe shoes
  • Safety glasses (provided)



Career Potential Upon Completion of the Program

  • CAD/CAM (computer assisted design/manufacturing) operations
  • Machinist CNC (computer controlled) machining


Career Potential with further Education and Training

  • Industrial equipment maintenance/installation
  • Industrial equipment parts/sales
  • Metal fabrication Tool & die/mold/model making
  • Architectural/environmental design
  • Computer science engineer
  • Drafting technology
  • Industrial technology
  • Machine technology
  • Manufacturing technology
  • Mechanical/manufacturing/civil/industrial engineering
  • Mechanical technology

Nondiscrimination Policy


The Greene County Career & Technology Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age in its programs or activities. Career and Technical Education program offerings include: Automotive Collision and Body Repair, Automotive Technology, Building and Construction Occupations, Computer Networking Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Electrical Occupations, Emergency and Medical Services, Health Assistant, Precision Machining, Welding and Licensed Practical Nursing (adults only). Admission to the programs depends upon availability and class size and sending school districts criteria. Inquires may be directed to the Greene County Career and Technology’s Title IX Coordinator/Assistant Director, Katie Sleasman at [email protected] or the Section 504 Coordinator/Executive Director, Mark Krupa at [email protected]. Inquires can also be sent to 60 Zimmerman Drive, Waynesburg, PA 15370 or you may call 724-627-3106.