Campus: Mount Joy | CIP Code: 48.0599
Instructor: Kyle Young
Instructor: Precision Machining and Computer Aided Manufacturing
As a graduate of Lancaster County CTC, Kyle Young has a unique perspective of the value in career and technical education. Upon graduation from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology with a concentration in Machine Tool and Computer Aided Manufacturing, Kyle spent nearly 14 years in the precision manufacturing industry. He joined the LCCTC in 2016.
Kyle considers himself a lifelong student and is passionate about learning modern machining techniques and growing the automated manufacturing industry. He believes that every person has the ability to do something great and wishes to foster a comfortable and fun atmosphere for each LCCTC student to explore the realm of manufacturing.
What Kyle cherishes most is spending time with his family. He has many interests including sustainable agriculture, motorsports, the outdoors, learning new things, and is active in his local church community.
Career Focus Statement
Prepare for professional precision metal technology careers, immediate employment, or further education.
All Precision Machining & Computer Aided Manufacturing students will:
- Earn National Skills Certificates: The National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Certification.
- Successfully transition into a 1st career job and/or related post-secondary training.
- Be proficient in their career major and demonstrate proficiency through hands-on performance and theoretical testing.
A machinist studies and understands the cutting and removal of materials using various cutting and grinding processes. The process of removing material is called machining. A knowledge of material characteristics and the influence of different cutting methods is acquired through hands on and theoretical instruction. A Lathe, Milling Machine, Drill Press, Band Saw and Surface Grinder are the most common machine types used in this program. The use of Precision Measuring equipment, Technical Print reading as well as Mathematical Calculations are common tasks performed in the Machining environment.
The ability to stand for long periods of time, lift up to 50 pounds and concentrate on exacting detail are all characteristics of a machinist. A machinist should possess strong, organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills. The use of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines and additive manufacturing (3D printing) are also studied. Strong computer skills will contribute to the success and advancement of the student.
- Computer Controlled Machine Tool Operator
- CNC Machine Tool Programmer
- Mechanical Engineer
- Industrial Engineer