Technology & Engineering

  • The department's mission is to assist every student to become technologically literate and equipped with the necessary skills to cope and live with, as well as work in, a highly industrial-technological society.


  • Our department offers the following certifications; 
    “The following NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Standards) certifications can be acquired in our Precision Machining Classes at LP WC;

    1. Measurement, Materials & Safety
    2. CNC Lathe Operations
    3. CNC Mill Operations

    To Learn more about NIMS click on this link here

Manufacturing Youth Apprenticeship GPSed

  • Gain valuable paid work experience with a local manufacturer. You will work 10-15 hours per week at a local company developing technical skills such as machine operation and soft skills such as problem-solving. You will also gain valuable interview and application skills. A variety of opportunities exist in machining, electronics, industrial maintenance, and basic assembly. No experience or prior coursework is required. Successful participants may be eligible for college credit at the College of DuPage and/or invited to become full-time employees. Student work hours overlap with school hours. You will be required to provide your own transportation to work.
    Prerequisites: NONE Corequisites: must also be enrolled in either a co-op course or a machining course.
    The website includes “To register for GPSed pre-apprenticeship machining program, " click this link.

    To watch a video presentation about GPSed, click this link.