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  • Precision Machining and Automation Technology.
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
    Precision Machining and Automation Technology.
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
    Precision Machining and Automation Technology.
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
    Kirby Taylor.
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Precision Machining and Automation Technology

  •  Estimated Cost: $11,418

    Program Length: 4 semesters

    Locations: Milford

    Start Term(s): Fall / Spring

    Awards Offered: AAS / Diploma

    Program Description

    Since 1941, our Precision Machining and Automation Technology program has been a mainstay on our Milford campus. One of the most well-known programs in the country, you will receive hands-on training in one of the largest precision-machining facilities in the nation in the Eicher Technical Center. We provide curriculum and experience in tool and materials selection, blueprint-reading, measurement, and project layout.

    You can choose to specialize in two areas: Tool Maker and CNC and Automation. In addition to machine-specific training, you receive a foundation in academic subjects useful in the manufacturing industry. Throughout your training, you’ll design and build various projects relevant to the mold, die, and automated equipment industry. In addition, our labs provide valuable experience in computer aided drafting using AutoCAD, and computer-aided manufacturing using Mastercam.

    You will be successful in our Precision Machining and Automation Technology program if you:

    • Enjoy working with mechanisms and can visualize how devices operate
    • Have a desire to create things that are useful
    • Constantly think about how you can improve items that you use everyday
    • Are a person who likes to be able to see physical progress in the things they do
    • Would enjoy learning how things are made and can also make whatever you want
    1. Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
    2. Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
    3. Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
    4. Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.

    You are not required to have a toolbox in our program but many students purchase their own. Your toolbox must be a roll-away unit where both the lower and upper units can be locked for security. Your unit cannot exceed 30 inches in length.

    Our Precision Machining and Automation Technology program prepares you for an exciting, fast-paced career in manufacturing. Recent SCC graduates report an average starting annual salary of $43,472. Career options in precision machining and automation include:

    • Tooling designer and builder
    • Die and Mold designer and builder
    • CNC Programmer
    • CNC Set-up and Operator
    • Automated Machine Builder
    • Tooling & Equipment Designer
    • Quality control technician

    Kirby Taylor, Program Director
    1-800-933-7223, Ext. 8369
    402-761-8369
    ktaylor@southeast.edu

    Joseph J. Bartels, Instructor
    1-800-933-7223, Ext. 8354
    402-761-8354
    jbartels@southeast.edu

    Josh L. Beck, Instructor
    1-800-933-7223, Ext. 8204
    402-761-8204
    jbeck1@southeast.edu

    Michael P. Berg, Instructor
    1-800-933-7223, Ext. 8207
    402-761-8207
    mberg@southeast.edu

    John A. Bockoven, Instructor
    1-800-933-7223, Ext. 8276
    402-761-8276
    jbockove@southeast.edu

    Randy Koch, Instructor
    1-800-933-7223, Ext. 8272
    402-761-8272
    rjkoch@southeast.edu

    Michael A. Schutte, Instructor
    1-800-933-7223, Ext. 8206
    402-761-8206
    mschutte@southeast.edu

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