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Advanced Manufacturing

Students in the Advanced Manufacturing Program receive entry-level training through hands-on experiences that duplicate the operations utilized in industry.  They produce metal parts through milling, turning, drilling, and grinding operations.  At the heart of our mechanized world is the machine tool industry requiring skilled technicians to carry out new ideas and plans in the production of all types of parts and tools.

Students also learn the layout process, setup and procedures necessary to operate lathes, grinders, and milling machines.  They gain experience on the computer numerically controlled machines, CAD/CAM software and fundamentals in electrical discharge machining.     

The Manufacturing program has gone Green by implementing renewable energy systems into the curriculum.  Manufacturing students, through a partnership with the University of Massachusetts Lowell, participated in a project to design, manufacture, and showcase a solar vehicle.

Graduates find employment as machine operators, machine tool salespersons, maintenance machinists, tool inspectors, production machinists, parts inspectors, CNC (Computer Numerical Control) operators, job shop and experimental machinists.  With advanced training graduates go on to become CAD/CAM/CNC specialists, tool and die makers, supervisors, instrument makers, and tool designers, or to self-employment.

Articulation Agreements between Nashoba Valley Technical High School’s Advanced Manufacturing Program and post-secondary institutions:

Statewide Articulation Agreement

Licenses, Certifications, and Affiliations

American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR)

National Institute of Metal Working Skills (NIMS)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) General Safety 10 Hour Certification