Precision Machining Technology Open House Highlights Program Features for Prospective Students

By on November 29, 2016
Precision Machining Technology Open House Highlights

St. Louis Community College hosted a Precision Machining Technology Open House in the Emerson Center for Engineering and Manufacturing on the Florissant Valley campus on November 1, 2016. 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.

Program instructors and Emerson Center staff provided tours of the Manual and CNC Machining labs and the CNC Programming computer lab to showcase the 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 in this 17-credit hour program 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.

Enrollment for this program is offered through the MoSTEMWINs grant program – and participants qualify for this accelerated training when they complete their Portal program. Training classes scheduled for the spring semester start January 17, 2017.

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 Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

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