Project IMPACT

Innovations Moving People to Achieve Certified Training

Advanced Manufacturing


Also known as: Precision Machining, Automation Technology, or Precision Machine Technology

Students interested in this career are interested in hands-on, focused work. Graduates will typically find jobs as a mold maker, a tool and die maker, CAD/CAM designer programmer, machinist, or CNC machinist. These positions involve machining parts to specifications using machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders.


Prepare for this career at


  • CNC Machinist

  • Machinist

  • Tool and Die Maker

  • CNC Machine Operator

  • Machine Operator

  • Multi-cell Machine Operator

  • Fabrication and Installation Tech

  • Mechanic Technician

  • CNC Machinist & Programmer

  • Leadperson - Punch/Machining

  • Leadperson - Punch/Machining - Chief Fabrication

Median Wage


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Source: Job titles Nebraska Department of Labor
Career description and average wage information Bureau of Labor Statistics

Central Community College
Metropolitan Community College
Northeast Community College
Southeast Community College
Western Nebraska Community College
University of Nebraska at Lincoln

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The consortium of institutions which comprise Project IMPACT are equal opportunity/affirmative action institutions.