Machining & Metal Forming
Learn Invaluable Machining & Metal Forming Skills
Learn necessary tools of the trade that empower you to confidently explore a bright future in the ever-evolving and always engaging world of machining & metal forming.
Do You Have the Mettle for Metal?
The Machine & Metal Forming Pathway gives students the opportunity to learn about a career in metals on a first-hand basis. The Pathway will cover design skills as well as the safety considerations, tools, and processes necessary for manipulating metals. Students will also learn computer-integrated manufacturing to prepare them for jobs in metal working shops and give them an edge in a manufacturing or engineering career. This integrated, immersive, and work-based learning helps students forge a strong foundation for a machining career.
Career Pathways help students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to help select career path that they are passionate about.
Prepare in the Classroom
Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for an exciting new machining & metal forming career. Classes include:
- CNC Machine Shop & Advanced Manufacturing
- PLTW Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Take what you learned out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in the field of machining & metal forming. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences may include:
- Guest Speakers
- Workplace Tours
- On or Off Site Internships
Valuable Training for Exciting Careers
Kickstart your career path in machining & metal forming with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:
- Metal Workers
- Operators & Tenders
- Structural Metal Fabricators
Industry Average: $35,000 - $50,000/Year
Projected Growth in the Field: 5% to 9%
A Hot Career Choice
If you’ve ever wanted to work with metals, whether for metal crafting, manufacturing, or forming industrial metals with heavy machine tools, Rio Mesa’s Machining & Metal Forming Pathway gives students the opportunity to learn, build, and refine the skills needed to forge a career in machining and metals.
College & Career
Jump start your career or use valuable trade skills to work your way through college!