Precision Machining Technology


Precision Machining Technology

Certificate of Specialization (CS),
Accelerated Job Training

Offered through Engineering and Skilled Trades

@ Florissant Valley

This program prepares you for entry-level jobs in the machine tool trade. Students will learn to safely set up and operate milling machines, lathes, grinders and drill presses. They will also learn the basics of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine set up and operation. The program is designed around the National Institute for Metalworking skills (NIMS) credentials and prepares students for testing in seven of the level one credentials.

Required Courses

The recommended academic plan blends general education requirements with options for areas of concentration to ensure students get the most out of their certificate or degree. 

Learn to safely set up and operate:

  • milling machines
  • lathes
  • grinders
  • drill presses

You will also learn the basics of CNC machine set-up and operation.

State-of-the-art lab: We invite you to come see our facilities, the largest, most extensive set of machinery of any school in the state. At STLCC you learn on the equipment used in the industry. We offer small class size and a focus on hands-on activity.

Stackable: The credits you earn as part of this certificate of specialization can apply toward your Computer Integrated Manufacturing AAS degree.


More than one million students have attended STLCC. It’s the largest institute of higher education in the region and the second largest in Missouri.

Faculty and Staff

St. Louis Community College is a long time leader in the field of engineering technology, and you’ll learn from seasoned professionals. All of our instructors worked in the industry and bring that experience to the classroom.

Accelerated Training

This program is offered in a condensed one-semester format so students can finish quickly and get employed.

Hands On Experience

The facilities on campus are some of the largest, most extensive set of machinery of any school in the state. At STLCC you learn on the equipment used in the industry. We have small class sizes allowing students to focus on hands-on learning.

The gainful employment regulation requires nondegree programs at community colleges to meet minimum thresholds with respect to the debt-to-income rates of their graduates. You can view the information for this program here as reported to the Department of Education.

Cost of Attendance

For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES.

Program Career and Salary Information

Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest.

The following limitations to the data apply - Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.

Contact Us

Hours for all campuses: Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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