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Precision Manufacturing and Machining Technology, Career Certificate

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Precision Manufacturing and Machining Technology


The Precision Manufacturing and Machining program is designed to prepare the student for employment and advancement as an entry level machine operator.

Program Description

Precision Manufacturing and Machining Technology is an instructional program that prepares individuals to shape metal parts on machines such as lathes, grinders, drill presses, and milling machines. Included is instruction in making computations related to work dimensions, testing feeds and speeds of machines; using precision measuring instruments such as layout tools, micrometers, and gauges; machining and heat-treating various metals; and laying out machine parts. Also included is instruction in the operation and maintenance of computerized equipment.

Program Length

One Semester
Two Semesters
Four Semesters

Degree(s) Offered

Career Pathway Certificate
Career Certificate
Technical Certificate
Associate in Applied Science

Admission Requirements

  • Must meet all general admission requirements of the college. For some technical certificate programs, an ACT WorkKeys Career Readiness Credential may be accepted for admission purposes in place of the ACT. See the appropriate program for more details.
  • Must have good manual dexterity, arm-hand steadiness, near vision, active listening, and information ordering skills.
  • Receive a negative test result on drug screen test conducted by a certified laboratory approved by the college and have the results submitted directly to the college.


Jones College Enrollment Services at 601.477.4257 or Instructor: Kirkland Sharplin at 601.477.5420 or at kirkland.sharplin@jcjc.edu.

Program Requirements

The following advisement plan is a recommended course of study. An academic advisor may alter course sequence to meet individual student needs. In addition, an academic advisor may recommend additional or different courses depending upon student career plans and/or requirements of the college or university to which the student plans to transfer.

Freshman Year

First Semester

Total Hours: 17

Second Semester

Total Hours: 17

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