Precision Machining Technology Specialist - Certificate of Achievement

Precision machining is a highly technical manufacturing process that is essential to creating the products we use every day. The Precision Machining Technology Program trains students to use specialized tools and helps them develop the fundamental skills needed to precisely manufacture products and tooling. Students learn advanced techniques such as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) setup and programming, Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM), and how to use advanced inspection equipment such as Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM).

The specialist certificate program is designed for students who are already working or want to enter the workforce as soon as possible. The program requirements allow students to graduate faster than those pursuing the A.A.S. degree. The specialized knowledge we teach our students makes them valuable assets to many companies. Our graduates have found a variety of positions with manufacturers including CNC operator, CNC programmer, quality control technician and general machinist.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Master specialized machinery to precisely manufacture important products and tools
Quickly learn skills that are marketable to a variety of employers
Strengthen their credentials

Program Snapshot

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Out-of-district Tuition: N/A
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Average Salary: N/A

Possible Careers

Precision machinist
Production supervisor
Machinery sales representative
Machine operator
Quality manager

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
Program Required Courses

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

Danelle Maxwell
Industrial & Manufacturing Department Chair


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