Precision Machine Technology

Competency based program that trains students to operate standard industrial machine and metal working tools in the industry. Students are introduced to setup, operation, and preventative maintenance on metal working machines (milling machines, lathes, surface grinders, etc.) They learn to use and understand measuring tools, gauges, instruments, blueprints, shop mathematics and all aspects of metal working including basic metallurgy, precision work and quality control. Also covered is set-up and programming for CNC machines, and how to utilize a CAD/CAM system such as MasterCAM. Included in tuition is an opportunity to earn a minimum of four National Institute of Metalworking Skills Certifications (NIMS) and a toolbox with entry level tools that will be yours upon completion.

 Course Content includes:

  • Program Safety
  • Bench Work
  • Drill Press
  • Inspection
  • Blue Print Reading
  • Precision Measuring
  • Lathe
  • Precision Grinding
  • Saws
  • Milling Machine
  • CNC Operation

Career Opportunities:

  • CNC Programmer/Operator
  • General Machinist
  • Lay-out Worker
  • Grinding Machine Operator
  • Lathe Operator
  • Milling Machine Operator
  • Drilling Machine Operator
  • Quality Control Inspector


Mr. Robert Livergood

$6,800.00-includes books, toolbox with entry level tools, OSHA Certification, and a minimum of 4 NIMS Certifications
Estimated expenses not included in tuition:
Criminal Record Check-$22.00
Child Abuse Clearance-$8.00
Federal Criminal History Record-$22.60
0-1″ Micrometer-$15.00-$40.00

Academic Year:  9 months/900 hours
Start Date: August 
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-2:30 pm

Book included in tuition
ISBN 9781435447677
Precision Machining Technology
Peter J. Hoffman; Eric S. Hopewell; Brian Janes; Kent M. Sharp Jr.