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Platt Technical High School 600 Orange Avenue, Milford, CT 06460 Tel. (203) 783-5300
 
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Manufacturing Technology

Instructors

David Tuttle
Department Head

Tuttle

Steve Orloski
Instructor

Orloski

Greg AmEnde
Instructor

Greg AmEnde

phone: (203) 783-5300 extension 444
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MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

EXPLORATORY AND INTRODUCTION TO MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY (MT110) (3 credits)
All Grade 9 students go through the Exploratory Program.  Please see page 7 for more detail. Students deciding to enter the manufacturing technology field will be introduced to the basics of safety, as well as the use and care of hand tools, power tools and stationary equipment. Manufacturing methods are initiated with an introduction to machinery and material types, along with their basic applications. Students start with small metalworking projects, which lead to projects that are more complicated. Technology-related mathematics, reading, writing, vocabulary, blueprint reading and science are integrated throughout the curriculum.

INTERMEDIATE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY PRACTICES AND PRINCIPLES (MT210) (3 credits)
In Grade 10, students are instructed in and demonstrate skills and knowledge in machine safety, measuring tools, speeds and feeds, lathe operation, mill operation, pedestal grinder, various types of cutting tools, and drill press operation. Students continue to receive instruction in safety requirements and demonstrate sound safety practices. Technology-related mathematics, reading, writing, vocabulary, blueprint reading and science are integrated throughout the curriculum.

PRECISION MACHINING AND INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL (CNC) (MT310) (3 credits)
In Grade 11, students continue to refine skills introduced in Grade 10.  Students receive advanced instruction and training in the use of measuring tools, material types, advanced lathe operation, advanced mill operation, cylindrical grinder operation, layout and inspection. Introduction to MasterCAM©, computerized numerical control (CNC) machining and programming also begins in grade 11.  Students continue to receive instruction in safety requirements and demonstrate sound safety practices.  Students will perform in-school manufacturing projects for customers.  Students reaching an acceptable level of proficiency may be eligible for Work Based Learning (WBL).  Technology-related mathematics, reading, writing, vocabulary, blueprint reading and science are integrated throughout the curriculum.

CNC AND ADVANCED MACHINE OPERATION (MT410) (3 credits)
In Grade 12, students receive instruction and demonstrate skills in more advanced areas of manufacturing technology, such as lay-out and turning irregular shapes, turning eccentric, CNC programming, cutter sharpening, specialized vertical mill attachments and electrical discharge machines. Students continue to receive instruction in safety requirements and demonstrate sound safety practices. Students will continue to perform in-school manufacturing projects for customers. Students will demonstrate the ability to complete a job application and interview and to perform entry-level job readiness and trade skills.

Students at all four grade levels will be assessed against industry recognized national standards.  The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) is the nations’ only American National Standards Institute accredited developer for the precision manufacturing industry.  NIMS competency-based assessments are used to demonstrate mastery of program goals and earn students industry-recognized credentials.  Students reaching an acceptable level of proficiency may be eligible for Work Based Learning (WBL).  Technology-related mathematics, reading, writing, vocabulary, blueprint reading and science are integrated throughout the curriculum.

Students successfully completing this course of study will be able to pursue a two year or a four year degree in the area of manufacturing or mechanical engineering, or other related fields.  Graduates electing to enter the work force typically acquire positions as CNC operators or programmers, mold-makers, or engineering technicians. 
*College Career Pathways – Students successfully completing this program may qualify for advanced college credit.