Precision Machining Courses


Precision Machining  I

2 semesters – 1 period – (AM Only)
Grades Eligible:  11, 12, Adult

This course 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.

Precision Machining II

2 semesters – 1 period – (AM Only)
Grades Eligible:  12, Adult
Prerequisites:  Machine Tool Tech. I and the instructor's approval

This course is a continuation of Precision Machining I. 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.

For more information, call 573.334.0826 and speak to our counselor.


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

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How to Apply

High School Students:

  • Contact your school's guidance counselor.   

  • Prerequisites may apply.

Adult Students:

  • Schedule to take WorkKeys with the CTC assessment office.

  • Complete an application & make a deposit ($100).

  • Provide proof of HS graduation (or GED).

  • Submit background check form.

Classes 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.

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