Programs of Study Home | Programs of Study | Precision Machining and Automation Technology #2 in theNationSCC ranks No. 2 in the U.S. in the number of Precision Production graduates. Placement Precision Machining and Automation Technology Featured Videos WelcomeFrom the Nebraska State Trade School at Milford (now SCC's Milford Campus), to SCC today, the machine shop program has been a part of the College since 1941. Qualified, highly skilled machinists are in demand. Receive training from one of the most well-known programs in the entire region.You're a Good Fit for this program because . . . OverviewSCC's Precision Machining and Automation Technology program (formerly Machine Tool Technology) provides curriculum and experience in tool and materials selection, blueprint-reading, measurement, and project layout. Two focus areas are available: Tool Maker, and CNC and Automation. In addition to machine-specific training, students also receive a foundation in academic subjects useful in the manufacturing industry. SCC provides instruction in the fundamentals of conventional machine operation, materials and manufacturing processes. Students practice skills on the College's state-of-the-art machines, including Computer Numerical Control machines, CNC lathes, and milling machines, CNC wire feed and Ram-type electrical discharge machines. Laboratories provide valuable experience in computer aided drafting using AutoCAD software, and computer-aided manufacturing using Mastercam. MissionThe mission of the Precision Machining and Automation Technology program is to prepare students for gainful employment and to meet the needs of manufacturing industries.Employment OutlookManufacturing is making a comeback across the nation. SCC graduates are some of the most sought-after in the industry. In 2011, each of the 30 graduates received, on average, 11 job offers. Graduates report an average starting salary of $17 per hour, with a high salary of $22 per hour.Starting TermsAll Quarters.Precision Machining and Automation Technology-DICurriculumMACHINE TOOL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTSTake the following:MACH-1121 Manufacturing ProcessesMACH-1156 Blueprint Reading & DrawingMACH-1172 Machine Tool Lab IMACH-1222 Machine Tool Lab IIMACH-1225 Materials of IndustryMACH-1241 Machinery's HandbookMACH-1250 Computer Aided DraftingMACH-1324 Machine Tool Lab IIIMACH-1349 CNC IMACH-1370 Prec Mach Processes Using Math ConceptsMACH-1428 Machine Tool Lab IVMACH-1451 CNC IIMACH-1454 CamGENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSTake one MATH course from the general education list in the college catalog.MATH-1050 Thinking MathematicallyMATH-1040 Business MathMATH-1080 Algebra & TrigonometryMATH-1100 Intermediate AlgebraMATH-1150 College AlgebraMATH-1180 Elementary StatisticsMATH-1400 Applied CalculusMATH-1600 Calc & Analytic Geometry IMATH-1200 TrigonometryMATH-1300 PrecalculusMATH-2030 Contemporary MathematicsTake 1 Oral or Written Communications class;GROUP 1: ORAL COMMUNICATIONSSPCH-1090 Fund of Human CommunicationsSPCH-1110 Public SpeakingSPCH-2810 Business & Professional CommunGROUP 2: WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONSENGL-1010 Composition IENGL-1015 Composition & LiteratureRequirementsProgram Requirements & Student ResponsibilitiesComplete and submit the Candidate Application form and return it to SCC's Lincoln or Milford campuses. Students accepted for this class will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis.All applicants are responsible for scheduling an appointment to take the COMPASS test in areas of reading, writing and math. ACT scores may be accepted. Please call the Lincoln/Milford Campus Assessment Office, (402) 761-8202 or 1-800-933-7223, Ext. 8202 or the Lincoln Campus Student Services Office at (402) 437-2600 for an appointment. Students will receive additional information from SCC regarding registration and orientation.Maintain attendance standards according to college policy.Follow designated safety procedures while on campus.Participate in all learning activities at the scheduled times.Be responsible for program costs: tuition, fees, books and tools.Program GoalsProvide a broad competency-based curriculum providing the acceptable skill and knowledge of requirements needed for entry-level positions in the machine tool field.Provide students with the necessary skills to work safely alone or in a team setting.Provide students with equipment that is up-to-date, accurate and in good condition.Provide students with the opportunity to develop skills which include critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and practical reasoning.Prepare students to enter industry as a skilled, entry-level employee. CostsIt appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. You can download the PDF file here.