Skilled & Technical Sciences



Program Instructor:

  • Michael Samuelson

Program Rational:           

All industrial companies that manufacture parts or use industrial machinery in their daily operations need skilled machinist/fabricators. This pathway is organized to teach entry-level job skills in an industrial setting to students desiring a career in the machine tool industry or a successful transition to continuing their education.

Course Description:

This pathway is designed for a student who has a desire to learn about the manufacturing industry. Students will gain knowledge of manual mills and lathes, surface grinders, machine tools, computer numerical controlled machining, computer numerical controlled plasma cutting, welding, and casting. Manufacturing related careers as well as safety procedures and proper use of hand and power tools will be covered.  Students will be exposed to many careers in the manufacturing industry through the use of hands-on activities, guest speakers, and Industry tours.


  • Junior Year Course - Manufacturing Metals 1041DA1
  • Senior Year Course - Advanced Fabrication and Manufacturing Metals 1042DA1

Nebraska Career Clusters:

This link provides videos on industries in Nebraska related to this pathway.

Nebraska Career Clusters Video

Course Information


2-4 Semesters


CareerSafe- OSHA 10hr certified General Industry

15 college credits from Central Community College-Hastings available

General Manufacturing Certificate available from Central Community College-Hastings

National Institute Metalworking Skills Certifications (NIMS)

Criterion to be considered for admission include

EXPLORE test taken as an 8th grader or Asset, Compass, or ACT Test; 2.0 grade point average; 10 absences or less; behavior record, and recommendations


Operations Manager, Engineers, Assemblers, Fabricators, Machinist, Tool and Die Makers, Quality Control, Production Manager.

Entry Level Salary

$12-$18 per hour

Student Organization



Introduction to Built Environment 1000EA0 (9th and 10th Graders)

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