Robert W. Plaster Center for Advanced Manufacturing

Find a Future That Perfectly Fits

In the Field of Precision Machining Technology

Learn how to create precise tools and parts that create the essential things we use everyday. A perfect fit for those who love technology, have an eye for detail, and thrive when tackling problems.

Find a Future That Perfectly Fits

In the Field of Precision Machining Technology

Learn how to create precise tools and parts that create the essential things we use everyday. A perfect fit for those who love technology, have an eye for detail, and thrive when tackling problems.

Precision Machining Technology
Precision Machining

Find a Future That Perfectly Fits

In the Field of Precision Machining Technology

Learn how to create precise tools and parts that create the essential things we use everyday. A perfect fit for those who love technology, have an eye for detail, and thrive when tackling problems.

Precision Machining Technology

Fusion of Physical and Digital

Some people love computers. Others love creating by hand. You love them both, which is why this field is perfect. Program instructions and precise controls into powerful machines, then see them come to life and shape your vision out of raw material.

Precision Machining Technology

Fusion of Physical and Digital

Some people love computers. Others love creating by hand. You love them both, which is why this field is perfect. Program instructions and precise controls into powerful machines, then see them come to life and shape your vision out of raw material.

A ±0.2mm Tolerance Career

Which means: a perfect fit. If you find satisfaction in precision and “close enough” is never good enough, those traits will help you find success in this unique field.

Precision Machining Technology

A ±0.2mm Tolerance Career

Which means: a perfect fit. If you find satisfaction in precision and “close enough” is never good enough, those traits will help you find success in this unique field.

Precision Machining Technology
Precision Machining Technology

A ±0.2mm Tolerance Career

Which means: a perfect fit. If you find satisfaction in precision and “close enough” is never good enough, those traits will help you find success in this unique field.

Precision Machining Technology

Cash From Your Craft

You’ll be proud of what you create with your own hands every day and you’ll be proud of the check you take home at the end of the week! This is a career with great pay and an abundance of opportunity in the area.

Precision Machining Technology

Cash From Your Craft

You’ll be proud of what you create with your own hands every day and you’ll be proud of the check you take home at the end of the week! This is a career with great pay and an abundance of opportunity in the area.

Program Goals

• Master specialized machinery to precisely manufacture important products and tools
• Learn skills that are marketable to a variety of employers
• Strengthen their credentials

Program Snapshot

• 46 program-required credit hours
• 16 General Education credit hours
• In-district tuition: $7,722•
• Out-of-district tuition: $10,884*
• Credits: 62
• Average length: 2.5 years
• Starting salary: $36,248*
• Median salary: $39,428*

Program Goals

• Master specialized machinery to precisely manufacture important products and tools
• Learn skills that are marketable to a variety of employers
• Strengthen their credentials

Program Snapshot

• 46 program-required credit hours
• 16 General Education credit hours
• In-district tuition: $7,722•
• Out-of-district tuition: $10,884*
• Credits: 62
• Average length: 2.5 years
• Starting salary: $36,248*
• Median salary: $39,428*

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students’ enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

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The Best Decision
You’ll Ever Make

If you’ve made it this far, you must be pretty serious about taking that next step. We’re cheering you on— let’s get started.

No application fee. Upcoming enrollment deadline: August 15

*Estimates are for required tuition and fees only. These include: registration fee, facilities and infrastructure fee, and per course program fee(s). Required fees not billed per credit hour, but billed per semester and/or per course, are not included in these totals.