Co-Lin’s Precision Machining Program Trains Students for In-Demand Manufacturing Careers

Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Precision Machining Technology program trains students with unique skills that are in high demand by employers in the manufacturing industry. This program, located on the Wesson campus, is ideal for students who enjoy working with their hands, creating physical products that can be marketed and sold, and who enjoy programming and operating complex manufacturing machinery.

Precision Machining is a two-year career and technical program where students learn to operate metal lathes, milling machines, drill presses, precision grinders, and computerized numerical control (CNC) machines. Students will also acquire computer-aided manufacturing and computer-aided design (CAM/CAD) software skills, as well as appropriate occupational safety skills.

“One of the best parts of the Precision Machining program is the hands-on training you receive throughout the two years of instruction,” said Program Coordinator/Instructor Bo Johnson. “Our program is a tight-knit group. We work one-on-one to give students all the attention they need to hone their skills and prepare for the job market upon graduation.

All students have many job opportunities in the manufacturing industry after graduation, with some even working part-time while completing the precision machining program. Recent graduates are now employed at Milwaukee Tools, Eaton Aerospace and Precision Spine, in Jackson, MS; Smith’s Machine and Welding and Pepper’s Machine and Welding in Brookhaven; as well as many out-of-state job opportunities.

Upon completion of the program, students will be certified by the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) on several skills and operations. Students will also receive OSHA 30 safety certification. Student scholarships are available!

Registration for the fall semester is now open! For more information on Co-Lin’s Precision Machining program and to register for the fall semester, contact Bo Johnson at [email protected] or 601.643.8333 or contact the Co-Lin Career Technical Advisor at 601.643.8324.

Ryan H. Bowman