Precision Machining AAS

Precision machinists are essential in making parts for industrial equipment, medical devices, and consumer goods. These skilled professionals analyze blueprints, create designs, cut metal, build projects, and regularly maintain machinery.

In MCC’s Precision Machining program, you'll gain an in-depth understanding of the advanced computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) skills needed for programming tool location, motion, and, feeds and speeds. You’ll also receive hands-on experience using manual and CNC lathes, mills, and precision measuring equipment to design and produce a variety of parts and assemblies used in today’s ever-changing world of manufacturing.

Stackable MCC certificates in this program include:
Manufacturing Essentials Certificate > Manual Machining Certificate > CNC Operator Level I Certificate > CNC Operator Level II Certificate > CNC Programmer Certificate building up to the Precision Machining AAS*

* Precision Machining AAS pending Illinois Community College Board and Illinois Board of Higher Education approval

Contact (815) 479-7521 with specific questions about this program.

(in-district) Total Amount: $8,846.25

Credit Hours to Complete: 61

Weeks to Complete: 80


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Total Precision Machining AAS Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $7,411.5 $20,078.15 $28,226.53 $28,226.53
Additional Costs $1,434.75 $1,434.75 $1,434.75 $1,434.75
Program Total $8,846.25 $21,512.9 $29,661.28 $29,661.28

What makes MCC's Precision Machining AAS program better than, or distinct from, similar programs at other institutions?

  • Classwork is focused on providing hands-on experience with the tools, equipment, and software used in the industry.
  • The curriculum was developed with input from our industry partners to teach you the skills that matter to them.
  • You’ll learn from faculty with industry experience.
  • Capstone courses provide opportunities for you to complete complex projects working with your peers in the Precision Machining program and from other disciplines.

How will MCC's Precision Machining AAS program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

  • Turn your classroom knowledge into real-world skills through internships with local industry partners.
  • Guest speakers and workplace tours connect you to employers and provide insight into what it is like to work in the industry.
  • Faculty with industry experience help you explore career paths and be better prepared to enter the workforce.

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.