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OUR PRECISION MACHINING PROGRAM BREAKS THE MOLD WHEN IT COMES TO PRACTICAL TRAINING ON SUPERIOR EQUIPMENT

In the precision machining A.A.S. program at Monroe Community College, you’ll get first-hand experience in the most current machining techniques and technology. You’ll work in one of the best-equipped college machining programs in New York State while learning from journeyman machinists with years of professional experience.

You may also earn course credit based on prior learning. Learn how to test out of courses and earn credit with CLEP.

Our precision machining associate degree program prepares you for immediate employment. MCC graduates start careers in:

  • Mold making
  • Tool making
  • Die making
  • Machine building
  • CNC machining

In addition, you’ll develop the potential to advance into:

  • Quality control
  • Engineering
  • Supervisory positions

If you wish to continue studying toward a bachelor’s degree, you can take advantage of MCC’s unique transfer agreement with SUNY IT at Utica.

HIGHLY TRAINED MACHINISTS FIND GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

The precision machining program will equip you to work in the precision metal working industry. You’ll master the hands-on skills that employers demand. Learn the advanced manufacturing techniques that will make you a valuable employee—and a better candidate for promotion. Your job title could be:

  • Computer-controlled machine tool operator
  • Machinist—aircraft, automotive, or optical
  • Industrial machinery mechanic
  • First-line supervisor of production and operating workers
  • Lathe and turning machine tool setter

Earn while you learn - about 90 percent of our students work part-time. And when you graduate, you’ll have a bundle of skills that are valuable to employers like these:

  • DP Tool and Machine
  • MWI, Inc.
  • Brinkman Precision
  • Optimax Systems
  • CooperVision
  • Rochester Precision Optics
  • Randstad
  • Enpro Industries
  • Seneca Foods Corp
  • Baldwin Richardson Foods

Precision machining A.A.S. students may also be interested in the apprentice training & machine trades program.

To find out more about the precision machining associate degree from Monroe Community College, contact the admissions office at admissions@monroecc.edu or (585) 292-2200.

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PRECISION MACHINING

A.A.S. Degree - Career Program

Department:Applied Technologies

School(s): Applied Sciences & Technologies

MCC Program Code: PM01

This program's design is based on: New MCC General Education

Description
This program is designed to prepare graduates for employment in the precision machining industry, with an emphasis on either precision metal working or optical fabrication. It will provide graduates with the academic course work, hands-on skills, and advanced manufacturing expertise required by business. The graduates will have a working knowledge of advanced manufacturing techniques that will make them more valuable to an employer. Completion of the Precision Machining track will enable graduates to enter or advance in such fields as mold making, machine building, tool making, die making, CNC machinist, etc., or employment in other manufacturing areas. Completion of the Optical Fabrication track will enable graduates to enter or advance in such fields as fiber optics, digital imaging, lasers, and other technological applications. (Housed in the Applied Technologies Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate necessary soft skills to acquire a job within a manufacturing industry.
2. Perform manual machine part production to industry standards.
3. Perform computer numerical machine part production to industry standards.
4. Demonstrate measurement techniques necessary for successful employment.
5. Compose machine tool programs necessary for successful employment.
6. Demonstrate written technical communication skills.
7. Apply mathematical skills to solve industrial problems.
8. Interpret engineering models for part production.
9. Follow standard safety practices used in industry.

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Elementary Algebra with Geometry (or MTH 098 at MCC).

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
OPTICAL FABRICATION TRACK
FIRST SEMESTER
TAM 101 Machine Shop Theory I
3
TAM 105 Machine Project Laboratory*
3-4
TAM 121 Mathematics for Machinists I
3
TAM 131 Machine Shop Print Reading I
3
OPT 110 Introduction to Optical Technology
3
First Semester Total:
15-16
SECOND SEMESTER
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
OPT 135 Measurement and Analysis OR
TAM 138 Dimensional Metrology
3-4
TAM 123 Mathematics for Machinists II
3
TAM 139 CNC Vertical Machine Tool Programming I
3
TAM 205 CNC Machine Project Laboratory OR
PROGRAM ELECTIVE**
2-4
Second Semester Total:
14-17
THIRD SEMESTER
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
3
PHL 105 Technology and Values
3
SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication OR
SPC 142 Public Speaking OR
SPC 143 Small Group Communication OR
SPC 144 Communication and Crisis
3
OPT 131 Optical Elements and Ray Optics
4
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEALTH AND WELLNESS (SUNY-HW) ELECTIVE
2
Third Semester Total:
15
FOURTH SEMESTER
ECO 101 Introduction to Economics
3
OPT 151 Optical Instruments and Testing
4
TAM 155 Tool and Fixture Design
3
ANY SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE ***
3
ANY SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE ***
3
Fourth Semester Total:
16
TOTAL CREDITS:
60-64
OPTICAL FABRICATION TRACK
*Students currently working in the precision machining industry may substitute an OPT elective for TAM 105 (OPT 135, 201, 211, 213, 235) based on work experience and approval of faculty advisor. 
**Choose from: CRC 101, OPT 135, 201, 211, 213, 235, TAM 138
***Choose any SUNY-GER course except for studio art or performance courses listed under SUNY-A.

ADDITIONAL NOTE: All students enrolled in the program should take the MCC placement exam for advisement prior to registration. It is recommended that students have a minimum of 2 years of high school math or place MTH 104 or higher on the placement exam prior to enrolling in this program. Please seek advisement from the TAM Coordinator or faculty prior to registration. Call 585-292-3725 for advisement times.

Distribution Requirements
Credit
Hours
PRECISION MACHINING TRACK
FIRST SEMESTER
TAM 101 Machine Shop Theory I
3
TAM 105 Machine Project Laboratory*
3
TAM 121 Mathematics for Machinists I
3
TAM 131 Machine Shop Print Reading I
3
TAM 141 Machine Shop Laboratory
3
First Semester Total:
15
SECOND SEMESTER
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
TAM 123 Mathematics for Machinists II
3
TAM 132 Machine Shop Print Reading II
3
TAM 139 CNC Vertical Machine Tool Programming I
3
TAM 142 CNC Mill Setup OR
TAM 143 CNC Lathe Setup

3
TAM 205 CNC Machine Project Laboratory OR
PROGRAM ELECTIVE**
2-3
Second Semester Total:
17-18
THIRD SEMESTER
HEG 215 Global Health and Culture
3
PHL 105 Technology and Values
3
SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication OR
SPC 142 Public Speaking OR
SPC 143 Small Group Communication OR
SPC 144 Communication and Crisis
3
TAM 245 Computer Aided Manufacturing
3
TAM 255 Computer Aided Manufacturing Project Laboratory OR
PROGRAM ELECTIVE**
3
Third Semester Total:
15
FOURTH SEMESTER
ECO 101 Introduction to Economics
3
TAM 155 Tool and Fixture Design
3
TAM 241 Advanced Machine Shop Laboratory
3
ANY SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE ***
3
ANY SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE ***
3
Fourth Semester Total:
15
TOTAL CREDITS:
62-63
Precision Machining Track
*Students currently working in the precision machining industry may substitute a TAM elective for TAM 105 based on work experience and approval of faculty advisor. 
**Choose from: CRC 101; TAM 115, 138, 142, 143, 151, 242, 246, 251.
***Choose any SUNY-GER course except for studio art or performance courses listed under SUNY-A.

ADDITIONAL NOTE: All students enrolled in the program should take the MCC placement exam for advisement prior to registration. It is recommended that students have a minimum of 2 years of high school math or place MTH 104 or higher on the placement exam prior to enrolling in this program. Please seek advisement from the TAM Coordinator or faculty prior to registration. Call 585-292-3725 for advisement times.

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