- Make or build parts on metal working equipment.
- Machine parts on equipment found in the industry, such as engine lathes, milling machines, and state-of-the-art (CNC) Computer Numerical Control machines.
- Receive industry-recognized certifications from (NIMS) National Institute for Metalworking Skills.
- Acquire the knowledge needed to enter into employment, apprenticeship programs, and/or post-secondary education.
- Position yourself to work in an in-demand, highly skilled, high-paying machining career.
Job Titles – Career Pathways
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
CTC knowledge transfers to college credits at:
Butler County Community College
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Luzerne County Community College
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Reading Area Community College
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Welder Training and Testing Institute
Westmoreland County Community College
➤ Adult Education Clock Hour/Credit Hour Chart for this program
National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level I
* Measurement, Materials & Safety
* Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout
* Drill Press
* Manual Milling
* Manual Turning Between Centers
* Manual Turning with Chucking
* Turning Operations: Turning Chucking Skills
* CNC Turning: Programming Setup and Operation
* CNC Milling: Programming Setup and Operation
OSHA Safety Certification
Accreditations – National Institute for Metalworking Skills
➤ For more detailed information about this program, including the grading policy, task list, etc., please refer to the course syllabus.
Instructor – Mr. Daryl Davis
I have always been interested in how things work, which directed me towards how to make things and into the machinist trade. My goal as an RMCTC teacher is to pass along as many of the skills that I have learned to the next generations of machinists. I am married and have two children. In my free time, I enjoy ice hockey, boating, motorcycling, and building & flying remote control airplanes.
1980 Graduate of Boyertown High School
1980 Graduate of Berks East Vocational School – Machinist\Toolmaker
Business courses at RACC
Currently enrolled at Temple University to obtain my teaching certification
Certifications and Awards
PA State Certified Journeyman Machinist
40 years of experience in the machining trade, from entry-level to shop manager for various companies.
Hire Date: 2020
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