PRIME Schools in Montana

Capital High School, Helena, MT Capital High School is a comprehensive high school of about 1200 students which strives to prepare students to be “college and career ready” by the time they graduate. The Welding and CNC Machining program is a comprehensive program in which students are prepared for careers in welding, machining, and mechanical engineering. Students who complete the 3 year welding program get AWS certified in 3g and 4g arc welding as a minimum along with gaining skills in all welding processes, positions, and fabrication.

The CNC machining program is a comprehensive program in which students learn skills in CAD/CAM/CNC technologies for milling and turning including 2d, 3d, and 4th axis machining. Students earn 2 milling certifications endorsed by Haas Automation along with NIMS credentials in CNC Milling 1 and CNC Mill Operator. Capital High School is an HTEC (Haas Technical Education Center) and has an active SkillsUSA club in which members compete in Welding, Automated Manufacturing, and CNC Milling competitions.

Corporate Sponsors of the Program include Boeing, Applied Materials, King Machine, Haas Automation, Mastercam, American Welding and Gas, Kramer Designs, Superior Sharpening and Machining along with support from many other Montana manufacturing companies. Capital High School has articulation agreements with Helena College in which high school students can earn up to 11 college credits in high school that transfer to the 2 year Associate degree programs in Welding Technology and Computer Aided Manufacturing. Capital also has an extensive internship program for students entering into the welding, machining, and mechanical engineering fields.