Precision Machining Engineering Technology

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The Precision Machining Engineering Technology Associate of Applied Science (MST) is designed to teach basic skills required for machinists, advanced machining procedures, CNC programming, and in addition, academic courses needed to complete the AAS degree. 

MST students receive instruction in lathe and mill operations, computer numerical control programming, print reading, applied mathematics, precision measurement, CNC operation, computer aided design and manufacturing, fixture engineering, process control, and production management.

Upon completion of the program, students receive NIMS and Titans of CNC certifications

Progression:   To meet graduation requirements for this program, students must successfully complete the specified courses listed below with a “C” average (GPA of 2.00) or better. A grade of “C” or higher is required in each MST course to progress in the program.

Minimum admission requirements (in addition to general admission requirements) must include one of the following:

  • Attain a 16 composite score on the ACT;
  • Score a 251 or higher on the ACCUPLACER NG Reading Section and a 230 or higher on the Accuplacer NG Algebra Section 
  • Earn a “C” or above in Math for Occupational Education (CTE 1113);
  • Complete 15 semester hours with a “C” average or above from an accredited college.  Developmental coursework does not satisfy this requirement. 

 

Students in the Precision Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program must attend MCC full time (15 or more semester credit hours).

FIRST YEAR  |  FIRST SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
MST 1313 Advanced Shop Mathematics 3
MST 1413 Blueprint Reading 3
MST 1115 Power Machinery I 5
MST 1911 Machine Shop Seminar I 1
ENG 1113 English Composition I 3
  Semester Hours 15
SECOND SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
MST 1124 Power Machinery II 4
MST 1613 Precision Layout 3
MST 1423 Advanced Blueprint Reading 3
MST 1921 Machine Shop Seminar II 1
  Math/Science Elective 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
  Semester Hours 17
SECOND YEAR  |  FIRST SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
  Technical Elective* 3
MST 2135 Power Machinery III 5
MST 2715 Computer Numerical Control  Operations I 5
SPT 1113 Public Speaking 3
MST 1931 Machine Shop Seminar III 1
  Semester Hours 17
SECOND SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
  Technical Elective * 4
MST 2725 Computer Numerical Control Operations II 5
MST 2145 Power Machinery IV 5
MST 1941 Machine Shop Seminar IV 1
  Social Behavioral Science Elective 3
  Semester Hours 18
Total Semester Hours 67
Technical Elective options
CSC 1123 Computer Applications
MST 1222 Lathe Turning Knowledge
MST 1624 Fundamentals of GD&T
MST 2735 Fundamentals of CAM
MST 2753 Computer Numerical Control Operations III
MST 2813 Metallurgy
MST 2913 Special Problems in Machine Tool Technology
MST 2923 Supervised Work Experience
DDT 1123 Computational Methods for Drafting
DDT 1313 Principles of CAD
WBL 1913, 1923, 2913, 2923 Work-Based Learning

 
FIRST YEAR  |  FIRST SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
MST 1313 Advanced Shop Mathematics 3
MST 1413 Blueprint Reading 3
MST 1115 Power Machinery I 5
MST 1911 Machine Shop Seminar I 1
  Technical Elective 3
  Semester Hours 15
SECOND SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
MST 1124 Power Machinery II 4
MST 1613 Precision Layout 3
MST 1423 Advanced Blueprint Reading 3
MST 1921 Machine Shop Seminar II 1
  Technical Elective 3
  Technical Elective 3
  Semester Hours 17
Total Semester Hours
One-Year Certificate
32
SECOND YEAR  |  FIRST SEMESTER
Two Year Certificate
Course Number Course Description Hours
MST 2135 Power Machinery III 5
MST 2715 Computer Numerical Control  Operations I 5
  Technical Elective 5
MST 1931 Machine Shop Seminar III 1
  Semester Hours 16
SECOND SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
MST 2725 Computer Numerical Control Operations II 5
MST 2145 Power Machinery IV 5
MST 1941 Machine Shop Seminar IV 1
  Technical Elective 4
  Semester Hours 15
Total Semester Hours
Two-Year Certificate
63

 

Technical Electives
CSC 1123 Computer Applications
DDT 1123 Computational Methods for Drafting
DDT 1313 Principles of CAD
MST 1222 Lathe Turning Knowledge
MST 1624 Fundamentals of GD&T
MST 2735 Fundamentals of CAM
MST 2813 Metallurgy
MST 2913 Special Problems in Machine Tool Technology
MST 2923 Supervised Work Experience
WBL 1913, 1923, 2913 or 2923 Work-Based Learning
  • Machinist
  • CNC Operator
  • CNC Programmer
  • Tool and Die
  • Aerospace, Automotive, and Motorsports
  • Medical Implant Manufacturing
  • Plastics and Metals
  • Other Durable Goods
  • Consumable Goods
  • Firearms and Defense
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Power Machinery
  • Precision Layout
  • Computer Numerical Control
  • Machinist Related Fields: $43,140
  • Computer Numerically Controlled CNC Machine Tool Programmer: $46,020
  • Precision Machining has produced 14 SkillsUSA State Champions and one National Silver Medalist.

Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship

 

For more information For more information:
Brian Warren, coordinator
bwarren1@meridiancc.edu
601.481.1307
For more information For more information:
Deborah Nettles, advisor
dnettle1@meridiancc.edu
601.553.3404