Manufacturing & Machining Lab

Manufacturing and Machining Technologies

Manufacturing is back and growing throughout the region. Employers are looking for skilled workers who are equally capable with computer technologies as they are equipment. Students in Manufacturing and Machining Technologies will learn the fundamental skills, techniques, and processes of industry.

Our Instructor

Brent Snell,
Level l & Level ll Instructor
937.778.1980
snellb@uppervalleycc.org

What We Do in Manufacturing & Machining

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A Vibrant, Growing Industry

This program is an excellent choice for students with an interest in creating new things, and discovering how parts work. They should also be self confident, have initiative and care about excellence.

  • There are currently over 600,000 open positions in U.S. manufacturing. 
    - There are over 2,400 manufacturing companies in the Dayton region

  • Graduates from this program will have the opportunity for long-term career success with immediate, local employment. Continued education and experience combined with a solid work ethic multiply the possibilities for promotion and advancement. 

Skills Learned

  • Mechanical Blue Print Reading

  • Lathe Operation

  • Drill Press

  • CNC Operation

  • Metallurgy

  • Mill Operation

  • Precision Grinding

  • CNC Programming

Career Development

Students who qualify, have the opportunity to participate in one of three options for career development during their senior year.

  • School-to-Apprentice Program

  • Advanced Placement

  • Early Placement

All of these programs allow students to be in the workforce while attending school on a modified schedule, so you can earn while you learn.

Career Advancement

Contacts:

Mr. Tony TrappApprenticeship Coordinator 
937.778.4670

Mrs. Naomi BakerCareer Placement Specialist   
937.778.4672

College Agreements

Edison State Community College
Earn up to 12 Semester Credit Hours  

Sinclair Community College
Earn up to 21 Semester Credit Hours

Certifications

A broad range of certification courses is available:

  • OSHA 10 and 30 General Industry

  • Scissor lift

  • Forklift

Career potential

  • Machinist

  • Press operator

  • Quality control

  • Shop manager

  • CNC operator

  • PCNC programmer

  • Tool and die maker

  • Business owner

Career Development

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Work-Based Learning Opportunities

Students who qualify have the opportunity to participate in one of three options for career development during their senior year. All three programs allow students to work within their career field while attending school on a modified schedule, so you they gain skills, experience and competitive wages.

Learn more here!

Career Advancement Center