Our program offers broad-based, hands-on training in how to use machine tools to manufacture products and parts used worldwide. We offer a variety of stackable certificates to help you move up the skills ladder one step at a time. This program is ideal for anyone interested in manufacturing and industry.

Precision Machining Technology

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The program will prepare you for a variety of machining-related occupations, such as manual or CNC machine operators, set-up technicians, CNC programmers, general machinists, and tool and die makers. Each represents different skills and skill levels. Equipment in the Machine Tool lab, which includes state-of-the art computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines, is interfaced with the Engineering Design Technology (formerly CAD)/computer-integrated machining (CAM) lab to give you experience in computer-aided manufacturing.

Stackable certificates help you move up the skills ladder one step at a time. Start out with a skills certificate and get the credentials you need to get started in the precision machining profession. Keep adding skills with additional skills certificates and a professional certificate and finally wrap it up an associate degree.

Some common skills and abilities needed for this program include good eyesight, hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity and multi-limb coordination, deductive reasoning, critical thinking, concentration, and the ability to read drawings and prints.

SFCC’s Precision Machining program is accredited by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). Accredited programs demonstrate the ability to produce skilled, work-ready individuals for today’s industrial and manufacturing workforce.


As a result of a generous donation by the Gene Haas Foundation, scholarship funds are available to students in the Precision Machining program. First-time freshmen applicants may receive $1,500, and other students in the program may receive up to $2,500 depending on grades and performance. To apply for the Haas Foundation scholarship and others, contact Financial Aid at (660) 530- 5834 or finaid@sfccmo.edu.

Occupational Outlook

Highly skilled precision machinists are in demand by manufacturers everywhere, providing excellent employment opportunities in a variety of machining-related occupations. Annual mean wage in Central Missouri ranges from $43,890 to $46,570.

Data Sources – The website mynextmove.org, which is developed and maintained by the National Center for O*NET Development, under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, and the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC).


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