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Precision Machining Technology


Enrollment in this program has been completed within the MoSTEMWINs grant. Enrollment is currently available through the STLCC Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Learn more about the CTE Precision Machining Technology program.

Precision Machinists set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments.

After completing the MoSTEMWINs Portal program, participants are ready to pursue the Precision Machining Technology Certificate of Specialization program, which is a 17-credit hour program that prepares participants for entry level jobs in the machine tool industry. Participants 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. Courses within the program are designed to prepare participants to earn up to seven nationally recognized Level I NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) credentials.

Precision Machining Technology

This 17-credit hour program is designed to be earned in one semester, as two 8-week sessions, and to serve as a bridge into the Computer Integrated Manufacturing AAS degree program and other Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs.

Cost of Program

The estimated costs for this program are $1,802 for tuition (District residents). Financial assistance and scholarships may be available for those who meet eligibility requirements.


Participants should expect to be engaged Monday through Thursday for at least seven hours each day. Additional open lab time during the evenings or on Friday may be necessary to advance skills to the level required to earn NIMs credentials. All courses in this program are taught at the St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley campus.

Download the program brochure (pdf).

Program Calendar

These are the anticipated start dates for this cohort-based training during the MoSTEMWINs grant period:

Precision Machining Technology Class Schedule
Start Date  End Date
January 2017  May 2017

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