Precision Machining

In the Precision Machining Program, emphasis is placed on safety, math, measuring tools and instruments, hand and bench tools, blueprint reading, lathe operations, milling operations, layout, grinding machine operations and computer numerical control. Precision Machining is offered on the Ayers and East Broad campuses.

Credentials available




Peyton Amberson, Ayers Campus, Anniston

Daniel Anderson, East Broad Campus, Gadsden

Dual Enrollment 

Precision Machining is a scholarship-eligible program for Gadsden State’s Dual Enrollment Program. The program is available to eligible high school students. Through Dual Enrollment, students earn both college and high school credits. Eligible students must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. They must be a high school sophomore, junior or senior, and they must have approval from a high school counselor or administrator. Limited scholarships and grants are available!


Employment outlook

  • 2022 Median Pay: $49,560 per year
  • Number of jobs nationwide: 389,700

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career Opportunities

  • Machinist Apprentice
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator 
  • Automotive Machinist
  • Tool and Die Maker
  • Tool and Machinery Sales
  • Mold Maker