First Students Graduate from YCCC Precision Machining Technology Program

July 1, 2015

York County Community College has graduated the first class of students from its Precision Machining Technology (PMT) program here in Sanford, Maine.  Among the cohort of 10 graduates are eight national honor society members and three NASA scholarship winners.

The PMT program, which opened in September 2013, offers a two year program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to use machine tools that are either conventionally controlled or computer numerically controlled, such as lathes, and milling machines to produce precision parts.  The college also offers a Precision Machining Operations Certificate program, a one year program in which students learn to operate a variety of conventional machine tools, read and analyze engineering drawings and use precision measuring and inspection instruments.

Bob Franklin, YCCC PMT Faculty member, said of the new graduates, "They have a skill set that is universally accepted and somewhere somehow there will always be a job for each of them.” The majority of the graduates are already working at regional companies like Pratt and Whitney, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, General Dynamics and Maine Manufacturing. Others are going on to further their education.

Learn more about York County Community College's PMT Program here.