image of an Industrial Design student adding lubricant to the machine to elongate the machines working lifetime.

Industrial Design/Advanced Manufacturing

Aaron Schock, Instructor
Phone: 610-866-8013, ext. 168
Angela Thom, Guidance Counselor
Phone: 610-866-8013 (Ext. 131)

Students will learn fundamental skills for machining metal and other materials.

This newly revised program is based on national standards through the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc. (NIMS). This national organization is responsible for identifying each key skill set necessary for success in today’s manufacturing workforce. The Precision Machining Technology program at BAVTS will expose students to a variety of skills through the use of lathes, mills, drills, saws, and other specialized equipment. Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming and machining operations are emphasized in the intermediate and advanced levels of the program.


Students will also learn the fundamentals of blueprint interpretation and how to use precision measuring devices for accurate quality control in the manufacturing environment. These measuring instruments include micrometers, calipers, height gauges, optical comparator systems, hardness testers, and computerized measurement machines, (CMM), as well as, hand tools and other specialized gauges. Through (NIMS), students will be able to acquire national certification status through hands-on performance and online knowledge based testing.


 Work Force Job Opportunities:


Technical:   Machinist, Tool and Die Maker, Plastic Injection Mold Maker, CNC Machine Operator, CNC Programmer, Quality Control Inspector


Professional:     Manufacturing Supervisor, Plant Manager, Mechanical Designer, Manufacturing Engineering Technologist, Mechanical Engineer





There are hundreds of manufacturing companies in the Lehigh Valley, many of which are looking for qualified workers to fulfill their employment needs. Students looking to participate in apprenticeship training programs after high school, or advanced placement credits toward a related college career pathway, will benefit from an experience in Precision Machining Technology.