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Precision Machining

Precision Machining

The Precision Machining program introduces students to the basics of the precision toll making trade. Students will be instructed in the use of lathes, mills, surface grinders, O.D. grinders, drill press, saws and other machine shop equipment related to precision tool making. More technically advanced machinery includes CNC mill, CNC lathe, EDM Sinker and EDM Wire. Student projects are geared toward building precision tools to use when they enter this career field. Second year students will learn more advanced techniques of machining projects.  Students are eligible to earn multiple NIMS certifications. 


Students may enroll in the Precision Machining program for two years beginning in their junior year. No prerequisites are required for this program.  Six to twelve high school credits may be earned by participating in the class.

Dual Credits

Students enrolled in Precision Machining may be eligible to apply for the following dual credits over the course of their 2 years of instruction:


Ivy Tech Community College:


1st Year Students

  • MTTC101 Introduction to Machining – 3 credits

  • MTTC102 Turning Processes I – 3 credits (Must pass MTTC101)

  • MTTC110 Turning and Milling Process – 3 credits


2nd Year Students 

  • MTTC106 Print Interpretation – 3 credits 

  • MTTC107 CNC Set Up and Operation – 3 credits (Must pass MTTC101)


Students need to contact their Guidance Counselor for an application.


  • Students will pay only for classroom supplies such as notebooks, paper, pencils, and tool box, etc.

  • Optional precision measuring kit $110

  • Students will pay for materials/supplies used for personal projects.



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