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Precision Manufacturing

SouthWest Skill Center Program
Exciting News!  We understand that every one cannot make the long time commitment required to finish a program and that some people only need training in specific skills.  That's why we now offer enrollment into the individual courses that make up the Precision Manufacturing and Industrial Electronics programs. Don't wait for the next program start date, get enrolled in a course now by following the admission process for individual courses.

In the Precision Manufacturing program, you will learn how to transform raw materials into durable goods.  Machining includes various processes in which a piece of raw material is cut into a desired final stage and sized by a controlled material removal process. You will learn how to operate the CNC (Computer Numerical Control) lathes, mills, and other equipment that make this possible.

This comprehensive 845-hour program provides hands-on training and interesting courses, and covers topics like industrial safety, measuring instruments, blueprint reading, as well as using a variety of machine shop equipment to practice skills in turning, boring, drilling, milling, reaming, and tapping.

The Precision Manufacturing program provides a foundation for engineering and practical experience operating machinery, engaging in CNC programming, and conducting inspection/quality control.

Why Precision Manufacturing @ EMCC?

This program is part of the Industrial Skills Institute at EMCC, which helps students succeed by offering educational networks and professional opportunities within their selected field(s) of study.

Career and Employment Outlook: 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment outlook is good and the average median wage is above $17.00.  Manufacturing is making a resurgence across the United States and offers a much cleaner work environment that it did 20 years ago, due to technological advances.

This program teaches you the machining skills needed to start a career in a product development or production environment. After you have successfully completed training, you will prepared to work in various industries, ranging from aerospace to automotive to model manufacturers and more. 

To find job openings, search related occupations such as: CNC Machinist; Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operator; Machinist; Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic; or Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic.

Additional Info: 

The following certificates may be earned:

Certificate of Completion, Precision Manufacturing Program

Certification - National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level 1
     1.  Measurement, Materials & Safety
     2.  Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout
     3.  Manual Milling
     4.  Manual Turning - Chucking
     5.  Manual Turning - Between Centers
     6.  Drill Press Operations
     7.  Surface Grinding