Precision Machining

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25 hours of community college credit available

This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level manufacturing jobs in the precision machining trades. Students will learn to operate a power saw, drill press, lathe, mill, and surface grinder. Fabrication and resurfacing of cutting tools will be taught. Students will interpret design specifications and technical drawings from which items will be reproduced. Quality control data will also be analyzed. The second year students will learn to set up and operate CNC milling machines and ONL lathes. They will also learn to program using G-code and CAD/ CAM software. Students may also have the opportunity to complete an approved internship.  

How to Apply

  1. Schedule to take the WorkKeys with the CTC Assessment Office (573.334.0826) and obtain required scores: 

    • Graphic Literacy-4

    • Applied Math-3

    • Workplace Documentation-4

  2. Complete an application & make deposit ($100)

  3. Provide proof of HS graduation (or GED)

  4. Submit background check form

Class schedule

August - May (Following the Cape Girardeau Public Schools Calendar)

Monday - Friday

Morning block schedule is 8:25 - 10:50
Afternoon block schedule is 12:00 - 2:40


Precision Machining
Cape Girardeau Career & Technology Center
Otto & Della Seabaugh Polytechnic Building
985 Greek Drive Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Phone: 573.651.2000

For more information call 573.334.0826 and speak to one of our advisors.