Precision Machining Technology, Certificate of Specialization

Florissant Valley

The Precision Machining Technology Certificate of Specialization prepares students 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 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.

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At the completion of the program, students are expected to:

  1. use technical drawings to determine what equipment and manufacturing approach will be necessary to create a component compliant with specifications in all respects.
  2. demonstrate the safe setup and operation of standard, manual and CNC machine tools.
  3. evaluate part compliance with specifications by selecting and accurately using appropriate precision measuring tools.
  4. demonstrate understanding of nomenclature relating to the machine tool trade, industry work expectations and the role of quality conscious trades people towards the success of the enterprise.
ME 100Measurement, Materials and Safety3
ME 111Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout3
ME 120Manual Machining I3
ME 200Manual Machining II3
ME 212Introduction to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining3
ME 154Mechanical Blueprint Reading2
Total Credit Hours17
New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ME 154 Mechanical Blueprint Reading2Reading Proficiency.Apply for graduation
ME 100 Measurement, Materials and Safety3Departmental approval or Work Keys Applied Mathematics Level 4, or, Reading Proficiency or Work Keys Reading for Information Level 4.
ME 111 Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout3Reading Proficiency or departmental approval.
ME 120 Manual Machining I3ME 111 and Reading Proficiency, or departmental approval.
ME 200 Manual Machining II3Reading Proficiency or departmental approval.
ME 212 Introduction to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining3Reading Proficiency or departmental approval.
Credit Hours17
Total Credit Hours17

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.