MGCCC Industrial and Manufacturing

Jackson County Campus

About the Program

Precision Manufacturing and Machining Technology is an instructional program that prepares individual to shape metal parts on machines such as lathes, grinders, drill presses, and milling machines.

What Students Learn

  • Instruction in making computations related to work dimensions, testing, feeds, and speeds of machines
  • Using precision measuring instruments such as layout tools, micrometers, and gauges
  • Machining and heat-treating various metals
  • Laying out machine parts
  • Instruction in the operation and maintenance of computerized equipment

Career Opportunities

  • Precision Machinist
  • General Machinist
  • Machine tool operator
  • Tool and die maker

Degree Options and Requirements

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to four-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete a MGCCC Board- approved Technical Skills Attainment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.

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Precision Manufacturing and Machining Technology Coursework

For class times, visit the MGCCC class schedules.

Precision Manufacturing and Machining Certificate

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
MST 1313 - Machine Tool Mathematics 3
MST 1412 - Blueprint Reading 2
MST 1422 - Advanced Blueprint Reading 2
MST 1613 - Precision Layout 3
MST 1212 - Drill Press and Band Saw Operations 2
MST 1232 - Milling Machine Knowledge 2
MST 1222 - Lathe Turning Knowledge 2
MST 1263 - Milling Machine Operations 3
LLS 1721 - Employment Readiness 1

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
MST 1243 - Precision Lathe Operations 3
MST 2513 - Advanced Lathe Operations 3
MST 2523 - Advanced Milling Operations 3
MST 2532 - Precision Grinding Operations 2
MST 2542 - Gear Types and Manufacturing 2
MST 2812 - Metallurgy 2
MST 2552 - Advanced Machining Technologies 2

Total Credits: 36/37

Precision Manufacturing and Machining Diploma

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
MST 2714 - Computer Numerical Control Operations I 4
MST 2725 - Computer Numerical Control Operations II 5

Total Credits: 9

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Semester Four

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 / 1114 English Composition I or ENG 1033 Technical English 3/4
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I or LLS 1721 - Employment Readiness and SPT 2172 - Interpersonal Communication 3**
Math/Natural Science Elective 3/4*
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Total Credits: 14/17


Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

* MAT 1033, MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.

Answer Center Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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