Precision Machining and Manufacturing

Program Overview

The Precision Machining and Manufacturing degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the machine tool technology field. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of machine tool theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Precision Machining and Manufacturing degree and have the qualifications of a machine tool technician.

Students may enter the Precision Machining and Manufacturing degree program any semester.  A full-time student can complete this program in 6 semesters.  To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 66 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Precision Machining and Manufacturing degree program must have good eyesight, manual dexterity, hand eye coordination, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, math skills, and the ability to apply technology to the work environment.

Offered at the Following Campus

South Campus (Dublin)

Salary Potential

$34,000.00 – $40,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees: $8,586.00
Books & Supplies: $1,220.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Precision Machining and Manufacturing program are prepared to enter professional positions as metal workers and machinists in manufacturing firms, private industry and government projects. There is a vital need for trained individuals to keep industry machinery in good working order and to produce the parts necessary to keep industry moving. Classroom instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a sound background, which appeals to prospective employers.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher or GED.

The College may accept transfer credit for other courses according to the College’s transfer policy.

Articulation Agreements

For information on further advancing your education after completing your Associate of Applied Science Degree, see our Articulation (Transfer) Agreements.



Course Overview

  • AREA I - Language Arts/Communication
  • ENGL1101Composition and Rhetoric3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA II - Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • PSYC1101Introductory Psychology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics
  • choose one of the following:
  • MATH1103Quantitative Skills and Reasoning3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1111College Algebra3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA IV - Humanities/Fine Arts
  • Choose one of the following:
  • ENGL2110World Literature3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • ENGL2130American Literature3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Program-Specific General Education Core Requirements
  • To meet the minimum required 15 semester credit hours in General Core Courses, students must take an additional 3 semester credit hours.
  • ENGL1102Literature and Composition3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • HIST2111U.S. History I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • HIST2112U.S. History II3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • POLS1101American Government3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • SOCI1101Introduction to Sociology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AMCA2110CNC Fundamentals4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • AMCA2130CNC Mill Manual Programming5 credit hours105 contact hours
  • AMCA2150CNC Lathe Manual Programming5 credit hours105 contact hours
  • AMCA2190CAD/CAM Programming4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • MCHT1011Introduction to Machine Tool4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • MCHT1012Print Reading for Machine Tool3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MCHT1020Heat Treatment and Surface Grinding4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • MCHT1119Lathe Operations I4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • MCHT1120Mill Operations I4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • MCHT1219Lathe Operations II4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • MCHT1220Mill Operations II4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • Choose one of the following Math Options
  • Option #1:
  • MCHT1013Machine Tool Math3 credit hours75 contact hours
  • Option #2:
  • MATH1013Algebraic Concepts3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1015Geometry and Trigonometry3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Occupational Related Elective - 3 credit hours:
  • COLL1060Introduction to College and Computers3 credit hours50 contact hours