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Precision Manufacturing & Machining Technology

Program Length

Two Semesters

Four Semesters

Degree(s) Offered

Career Certificate
Technical Certificate
Associate in Applied Science

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.

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

Career Opportunities Include

Industrial machining companies
Tool and die establishments
Industrial inspection
Industrial maintenance
Self-employed
Molding Industry

Mobirise

Curriculum

How to Enroll

  • Step 1 - Complete a Jones Admissions Application. Applications can be completed online or mailed to: Jones County Junior College, Admissions Office, 900 South Court Street, Ellisville, MS 39437. 
  • Step 2 - Send an official copy of the final high school transcript, previous college transcript, and/or GED scores to the Jones Admissions Office.
  • Step 3 - Submit ACT/SAT scores to the Jones Admissions Office.
  • Step 4 - Applicants must receive a negative test result on drug screen test conducted by a certified laboratory and have the results submitted directly to the college.

Chase Elmore
Instructor
Industrial Services Bldg. Room 152
(601) 477-4201
chase.elmore@jcjc.edu

MST 1115 – Power Machinery I
This course provides instruction of general shop safety as well as the operation of power machinery, which includes instruction and practice in the safe operation of lathes, band saws, drill presses, and vertical mills. Five semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and six hours lab.

MST 1124 – Power Machinery II
A continuation of Power Machinery I with emphasis on advanced applications of lathes, mills, and precision grinders. Four semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and four hours lab.

MST 122(1-3) – Lathe Turning Knowledge
This Course provides instruction of general shop safety as well as the operation of the lathe. The course will implement the performance of lathe operations resulting in the manufacture of various parts. Two hours lecture. 2 hours lab.

MST 1313 – Machine Tool Math
An applied mathematics course designed for machinists that includes instruction and practice in algebraic and trigonometric operations. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

MST 1413 – Blueprint Reading
Interpreting and applying prints and specifications designed for machinists. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

MST 1423 – Advanced Blueprint Reading
A continuation of Blueprint Reading with emphasis on advanced features of prints and specifications includes instruction on the identification of various projections, views, and assembly components. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

MST 1613 – Precision Layout
Precision layout for machining operations that includes instruction and practice in the use of layout instruments. Four semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and four hours lab.

MST 162(3-5) – Fundamentals of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
This course is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Includes emphasis on measurement theory; common terms and definitions; profile, orientation, locational, runnout, and form tolerances as they relate to Machine Tool Technology. Three hours lecture. Two hours lab.

MST 2135 – Power Machinery III
A continuation of Power Machinery II with emphasis on safety and advanced applications of the engine lathe, milling, and grinding machines. Five semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and six hours lab.

MST 2145 – Power Machinery IV
A continuation of Power Machinery III with emphasis on advanced operations on the milling machine and engine lathe and discuss advanced machining technologies. Five semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and six hours lab.

MST 255(1-2) – Advanced Machining Technologies
This course provides instruction on safety, operations, and applications of new machining technologies that apply to precision manufacturing in global markets. Laser technology, EDM wire, Die sink, plasma and water jets commonly used in machining and forming shapes in utilizing exotic space age materials. One hour lecture. Two hours lab.

MST 2714 – Computer Numerical Control Operations I
An introduction of computer numerical control (CNC) and computer assisted manufacturing (CAM) techniques and practices. Includes the use of the Cartesian coordinate system, programming codes and commands, and tooling requirements for CNC machines. Four semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and four hours lab.

MST 2724 – Computer Numerical Control Operations II
A continuation of Computer Numerical Control Operations I. Includes instruction in writing and editing CNC programs, machine setup and operation, and use of CAM software to program and operate CNC machines (CNC lathes, CNC mills, and CNC machine centers). Four semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and four hours lab.

MST 273(3-5) – Fundamentals of CAD/CAM
This course is designed to provide the students with the fundamental knowledge and skills of Computer Aided Design Manufacturing using various CAD/CAM software packages as they relate to Machine Tool Technology. Three hours lecture. Two hours lab.

MST 281(1-3) – Metallurgy
Concepts of metallurgy including instruction and practice in safety, metal, identification, heat treatment, and hardness testing. One hour lecture. Four hours lab.

MST 291(1-4) – Special Problem in Precision Manufacturing & Machining Technology
A course to provide students with an opportunity to utilize skills and knowledge gained in other Precision Manufacturing and Machining Technology courses. The instructor and student work closely together to select a topic and establish criteria for completion of the project. Four hours lab.