Advanced Manufacturing Program Overview

  • The Advanced Manufacturing Program (formerly Machine Tool Technolog) offers students the opportunity to experience the latest technology in the advanced manufacturing industry. Advanced Manufacturing students receive training through hands-on experience that replicates operations used in industry. Metal parts are produced through the use of lathes, millers, surface grinders, Computerized Numerical Control (C.N.C.) machines, electrical discharge machines, and heat-treating.

    Graduates can gain employment as manufacturing technicians, inspectors, machinists, tool and die makers, and computerized numerically controlled programmers. For those students wishing to go on to higher education, opportunities include mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering, and vocational teaching opportunities.


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    We want you to join the Diman family. While we're proud of our vocational programs and their ability to turn young men and women into skilled members of the community, we can't maintain that level of quality without the help of industry professionals. Please consider joining our Vocational Advisory Board, where you will help steer our vocational programs and students toward future success. Learn more and apply here.

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Skills & Careers

  • Students graduating from Diman have a variety of job opportunities open to them. Below is a partial list of jobs Diman grads from this program are qualified for, depending on their level of education.

    Diman Diploma 2 Year College 4 Year College
    • Entry level machinist
    • Production worker
    • CNC Operator
    • CNC Set-up Person
    • CNC Programmer
    • Quality Control Technician
    • Apprentice Tool Maker
    • Maintenance Machinist
    • Tool and die machinist
    • Production engineer
    • Quality control engineer
    • Foreman
    • Mechanical engineer
    • Metallurgist technician
    • College instructor

    Skills & Skill Areas

    • Language of Measurement & Quality Control
    • Hand Tools & Processes
    • Horizontal & Vertical Band Machines
    • Lathes, Introduction & Operation
    • Hand Tapping Processes
    • Outside Threading (Die Cut)
    • Reaming Technology, Hand & Machine
    • Milling Machines (Vertical)
    • Milling Machines (Horizontal)
    • Computerized Numerical Control Milling
    • Computerized Numerical LATHE
    • Surface Plate Work
    • Heat Treating
    • Electrical Discharge Machining
    • Belt Sander
    • Surface Grinders
    • Power Hacksaw
    • CAD-CAM Programming
    • Coordinate Measuring Machine
    • Smart LATHE Programming

In the News

  • Advanced Manufacturing receives donation

    The Gene Haas Foundation awarded the Advanced Manufacturing program a $20,000 grant. The grant awards graduating seniors studying mechanical engineering with a $2,500 scholarship. (5/16/24)

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  •  Students, teachers, and a Haas Foundation representative

    Donation to Advanced Manufacturing shop

    Diman is grateful for a generous donation from the Gene HAAS Foundation to students in the Advanced Manufacturing program. The ten students are from the class of 2022 and are working in the Advanced Manufacturing trade. Each student received a tool box and tools worth just over $900.00. (12/12/22)

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  •  From left, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Diman teacher Priscilla Wicks, Diman teacher Kurt Choinard, Diman

    Diman just won a $2.5 million grant. Here's what they plan to spend it on.

    Diman Regional has won a major grant that will bring new equipment to two programs in fast-growing industries. “For Diman to receive this amount of money is special,” said Andrew Rebello, the school’s principal. “This is really gonna expand the ceiling of opportunity for students.” (9/28/22)

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  • Diman thankful for HAAS donations

    The Gene HAAS foundation has once again donated money to Diman Seniors from the class of 2020 that are pursuing a college degree in Advanced Manufacturing fields of study. This year $18,000 was awarded to the class of 2020. To date, Haas has given Diman students $44,000 in the past 3 years. (10/14/20)

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  •  Students look at the sluice gate

    ‘Top notch’ work from Diman students on key piece of city infrastructure

    A group of Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School students saw the fruits of their labors materialized in a dramatic way on Friday when a project they had worked on for a year -- replacing vital sluice gates that help control the flow of water from the Quequechan River -- became an integral part of the city’s infrastructure for decades to come. (7/10/20)

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  • Mrs. Frank, DBEF members, and Diman staff and students

    Donation from the family of Thomas Franco kicks off Diman Foundation event

    Diman is pleased to announce the donation of computers for our Machine Tool Technology program. The donation will be funded by the Diman Bengal Education Foundation, with a significant $1,000 kickoff donation from Colleen Franco. (1/24/20)

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