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Automotive/Advanced Manufacturing: Precision Machining

LOCATION: Patterson Campus

Almost every product made by American industry contains metal parts or is manufactured by machines made with metal parts.  With high demand for this type of equipment, Trenholm State Community College offers a highly specialized program to prepare students to become general machinists. A machinist must use intricate technology to operate various metal-working machines and machine tools that cut, drill, grind, or otherwise form a piece of metal accurately into precise dimensions.

Trenholm State offers several options in Precision Machining that are designed to equip a student with the skills and technical knowledge needed to be a success in this interesting field.   The student is assigned specific lab projects which must be completed while studying the theory directly related to the projects. Additionally, each student is taught to read blueprints, determine sequence of operations, make set-ups, and select the correct machines for the job.

Due to the cost associated with the manufacture of metal components, more businesses are using molded plastic where engineering specifications will allow. As the use of molded components has increased, so has the need for individuals with a background in injection molding. Mold tools are primarily made in machine shops so Trenholm State has incorporated injection molding into its program in order to meet this demand.

 Program Details: View more information in the catalog.

Program Contact

Danny Carden
Program Coordinator/Instructor

History of

For half a century, thousands of students have charted their path to success at Trenholm State Community College. From the 1960s to today, we have been part of the fabric of Montgomery and the River Region, growing to include diverse programs of study, multiple campuses, and online learning. Now, we celebrate the present and move forward with a renewed dedication to our community and the success of our students. We invite you to join us.

Contact Trenholm State

1-866-753-4544 334-420-4200 or email us

Trenholm Campus:
1225 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, Alabama 36108
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Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 10048
Montgomery, Alabama 36108