Coffeyville Community College (CCC) re-opened its Precision Machining program in August 2010. Students have the option of earning a 9-month certification in the program or a two-year associate of applied science degree. Precision machining involves the set up and operation of several machine tools including the drill press, milling machines, lathes and grinders to manufacture specific products. Computer Numerical Controlled (C.N.C.) machines are becoming the standard in the industry and are also taught during the program. Students will learn how to make the molds, dies and stamps to shape metal. They will become proficient in selecting proper material and tools, planning project sequences, removing the material while holding accuracies to within thousandths of an inch and understanding dimensions and units of measure.
$10-$14/hour, up to $50,000/year
-Tool and Die Maker