Precision Machining Technology Open House Connects Prospective Students with Current Students and Faculty

By on May 25, 2016
Precision Machining Technology Open House

On May 3rd, St. Louis Community College hosted a Precision Machining Technology Open House in the Emerson Center for Engineering and Manufacturing on the Florissant Valley campus. Prospective students invited from within the community and area high schools had the opportunity to learn about the details of the precision machining technology program, which prepares participants for entry level jobs in the machine tool industry.

Guided tours of the Manual and CNC Machining labs and the CNC Programming computer lab were provided by program instructors and Emerson Center staff which showcased tools, equipment, and the manufacturing techniques utilized during the program. And, current students provided hands-on demonstrations of both manual and CNC projects in progress.

Program Highlights

  • Learn to safely setup and operate mills, lathes, grinders and drill presses.
  • Learn CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine set-up and operation.
  • Daytime classes are held Monday thru Friday.
  • Accelerated classes can be completed in one semester.
  • Prepare for National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials and/or the Computer Integrated Manufacturing AAS degree.
  • Median starting salaries are $14 per hr/$29k per year.

Many individuals attending the open house shared their enthusiasm for this accelerated workforce training program and received information about enrollment next steps. Enrollment is offered through the MoSTEMWINs Portal program – and participants qualify for the Precision Machining Technology courses when they complete their Portal program. Enrollment and Portal course study is available now for the Summer 2016 session. Precision Machining Technology courses start on August 22, 2016.

Program Enrollment

  • Complete an online application at
  • Attend an information session on Wednesdays at the Forest Park campus to learn how to get started.
  • Call 314-384-7777 to register to attend an information session.

For more information about the Precision Machining Technology program, please contact Kevin Talbot at or 314-539-5722.

About Dianne Lee

Dianne Lee has more than thirty years of experience in community college education as a faculty member, administrator and technology manager. Currently serving as the Project Director for a federally funded project, MoSTEMWINs, Dianne is collaborating with a team of dedicated colleagues developing curriculum and delivering programs to unemployed and under-employed adults designed to accelerate progress, improve retention and reduce time to completion.

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