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-AASCurriculumMACHINE 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 CamBSAD-2540 Principles of ManagementMACHINE TOOL FOCUS REQUIREMENTSTake the following courses;Tool Maker Focus;MACH-2530 Die DesignMACH-2532 Die Making LabMACH-2547 Die TheoryMACH-2538 Mold Making LabMACH-2537 Injection Mold DesignMACH-2535 Mold TheoryTake the following;CNC & Automation Fucus;MACH-2510 Automation FundamentalsMACH-2520 Automated Equipment DesignMACH-2536 Automated Equipment Design LabMACH-2641 CNC Concepts & ApplicationsMACH-2651 CNC Fixtures & PlanningMACH-2660 CNC Fixtures Applications LabGENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSTake SPCH-1090, SPCH-1110 OR SPCH-2810;SPCH-1090 Fund of Human CommunicationsSPCH-1110 Public SpeakingSPCH-2810 Business & Professional CommunTake ENGL-1010 or ENGL-1015;ENGL-1010 Composition IENGL-1015 Composition & LiteratureTake 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 3 classes from any of the 4 groups. No two classes from the same group.GROUP 1: SCIENCEBIOS-1010 General BiologyBIOS-1090 General BotanyBIOS-1110 Biology of MicroorganismsBIOS-1140 Human AnatomyCHEM-1090 General Chemistry IFSDT-1350 Basic NutritionGEOL-1010 Physical GeologyGEOL-1060 Environmental GeologyPHYS-1017 Technical PhysicsPHYS-1030 Astronomy (with Lab)PHYS-1100 Physical SciencePHYS-1150 Descriptive Physics (with Lab)PHYS-1410 General Physics I (with Lab)PHYS-2110 College Physics I (with Lab)BIOS-1210 Human Anatomy & Physiology IBIOS-1220 Human Anatomy & Physiology IIBIOS-2130 Human PhysiologyCHEM-1050 Chemistry and the CitizenGROUP 2: SOCIAL SCIENCEANTH-1020 Intro to Cultural AnthANTH-1120 General AnthropologyECON-1200 Personal FinanceECON-2110 MacroeconomicsECON-2120 MicroeconomicsGEOG-1420 World Regional GeographyHIST-1000 Western Tradition IHIST-1010 Western Tradition IIHIST-1820 Survey of Asian HistoryHIST-2010 Amer Hist I (Early America)HIST-2020 Amer Hist II (Late America)HIST-2110 World History since 1500 CEHIST-2960 Survey of African American HisPOLS-1000 American GovernmentPOLS-1040 Comparative PoliticsPOLS-1600 Introduction to International RelationsPSYC-1250 Interpersonal RelationsPSYC-1810 Introduction to PsychologySOCI-1010 Introduction to SociologySOCI-1020 Diversity in SocietySOCI-2150 Issues of Unity and DiversityPOLS-1080 Intro to Political ScienceGROUP 3: HUMANITIESARTS-1010 Intro to Visual Arts (Art Appreciation)ARTS-1050 Intro to Art Hist & Crit IARTS-1060 Intro to Art Hist & Crit IIARTS-2650 Intro to Native America ArtARTS-2750 Women in ArtGERM-1010 Beginning German IHUMS-1100 Introduction to HumanitiesHUMS-1200 Contemporary Arts & IdeasPHIL-1060 Applied EthicsPHIL-1150 Intro Logic/Critical ThinkingPHIL-2610 Intro to Comparative ReligionsRELS-2610 Intro to Comparative ReligionsMUSC-1010 Introduction to MusicMUSC-2750 Introduction to American MusicMUSC-2800 World MusicMUSC-2870 History of Rock MusicSIGN-1010 Beginning ASL ISPAN-1010 Beginning Spanish ITHEA-1010 Introduction to TheatreTHEA-1140 Basic ActingPHIL-1010 Introduction to PhilosophyGROUP 4: COMPUTER TECHNOLOGYBSAD-1010 Microsoft Applications IINFO-1010 Computer LiteracyRequirementsProgram 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.