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Precision Manufacturing & Machining 

  • Golden Triangle campus
  • Certificate program  
The Precision Manufacturing & Machining program offers two career programs: 1) a two-semester curriculum that leads to a one-year Vocational Certificate; and 2) a four-semester curriculum that leads to a two-year Vocational Certificate.
This program requires a particular score on the COMPASS test or the ACT test for program entrance. Please see the program advisor or a counselor for additional information regarding testing times, locations and minimum scores. However, students who are at least 18 years of age, who have completed the tenth grade, and who have shown appropriate performance on the approved ability-to-benefit test (ATB COMPASS), may enroll in the certificate program.
One-year certificate:
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The first year of the course consists of hands-on operation of machine shop equipment and classroom theory covering such areas as safety, blueprint reading, lathe and milling machine operation, and shop math. In the second year of study the student learns the theory and operation of basic Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment, metallurgy, and production methods along with the development of more advanced hands-on skills.
Two-year certificate:
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In the two-year program, students will perform bench work, develop hand tool skills, and learn applied applications of blueprint reading and shop math. Students will also learn the operation of the lathe, the vertical and horizontal milling machines, the drill presses, band saws, and cutoff saws. Emphasis will also be placed on programming and operating the Computer Numerical Control lathe and the Computer Numerical Control milling machine, as well as the heat treatment of metals, metallurgy and precision grinding.

Career Opportunities:


As new technologies shape the manufaturing industry, companies are experiencing an immediate demand for machinists who are qualified to construct and maintain machines and equipment.


This program prepares students for lucrative careers as machine operators, machinists, CNC operators, CNC programmers, mold makers and tool-and-die makers.


Here's a look at companies that have recently hired Precision Manufacturing and Machining graduates:




American Eurocopter


Columbus Rubber & Gasket






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