Precision Machining


Community college credit is 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.

Second-year students will learn to set up and operate 3, 4, and 5-axis CNC Milling Machines and CNC Toolroom 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 the required scores: 

    • Graphic Literacy- 4

    • Applied Math- 3

    • Workplace Documentation- 4

  2. Complete an application & deposit $100.

  3. Provide proof of HS graduation (or GED).

  4. Submit the background check form.

Class Schedule

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


The morning block schedule is from 8:25 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.


Precision Machining
Cape Girardeau Career & Technology Center
Otto & Della Seabaugh Polytechnic Building
Southeast Missouri State University

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