Machining & Metal Forming

Career Pathway

Learn Invaluable Machining & Metal Forming Skills
Learn necessary tools of the trade that empower you to confidently explore a bright future in the in-demand field of manufacturing and engineering.

Do You Have the Mettle for Metal?

The Machining & 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 & metal forming 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 & Manufacturing
  • CNC Machine Shop & Manufacturing 2

Get Real

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
  • Certifications

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Kickstart your career path in advanced machining & metal forming with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

  • Metal Worker
  • Operator & Tender
  • Structural Metal Fabricator
  • Fabricator
  • Welder

Industry Average: $45,000 - $95,000/Year
Projected Growth in the Field: 5% to 9%

Ready to Get Rolling?

Contact your college & career technician for availability.
Programs are subject to change.

CE Teacher:
William Stone
(805) 278-5500

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.

Earn College Credits

Get a jump start on your college future by earning college credits and valuable real-world skills you can use for college and career.

AS Environmental Control Technology

AS Manufacturing / Construction Technology

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BS Engineering