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Precision Machining Technology

Certificate of Specialization (FV)

This 17-credit-hour Certificate of Specialization prepares students for entry level jobs in the machine tool industry. Students will learn to safely setup and operate mills, lathes, grinders and drill presses. They will also learn the basics of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine set-up and operation. The courses are designed to prepare students to earn up to seven nationally recognized Level I NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) credentials. Earning NIMS certificates requires both a written test and the production of a metal part to very precise specifications for examination by industry experts.

NIMS Certification Options
Measurement, Materials & Safety
Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout
Grinding Skills
Drill Press Skills
Manual Milling Skills
CNC Turning Operations – Between Centers
CNC Turning Operations – Chucking Skills
CNC Milling – Programming, Setup & Operations

This program was developed as part of the MoManufacturingWINS grant. It is intended to help adults get back into the workforce as quickly as possible, therefore it is offered as an intense 16-week schedule. Students should expect to be engaged Monday through Thursday for at least 7 hours each day. Additional open lab time during the evenings or on Friday may be necessary to advance one’s skills to the level required to earn NIMS credentials.

Tuition, books and supplies are provided through grant funds until Sept. 30, 2015. Interested applicants must:

  1. Submit an application to participate in the MoManufacturing WINs grant.
  2. Attend an information session. Contact us for more information.


This program is supported by the MoManufacturingWINs grant until Sept. 30, 2015. Additional fees apply to some courses. Fees are subject to change.

Applicattion process:

Interested participants must first complete an online application to enter the program. Use the Apply Now icon on the LEFT column of this page.