Manufacturing Technology

The Edge Factor crew met up with some amazing
people at the 2012 IMTS trade show in Chicago.

PSC Machinist Student / WGCI Video.

Today’s industries rely on trained machinists and skilled machine operators to produce precision components. Prairie State offers several degrees and certificates providing the high-tech training required for today’s workplace including CNC Programmer/Operator, Hydraulics, Technician, Machinist, and Millwright.

Degrees and Certificates

View the curriculum for these programs in the current Academic Catalog. You can also access the entire PDF of the catalog (1.63 MB). Since the printing of this catalog, there have been some additions and deletions. View the addendum for more information.

Please visit the Career and Transfer Programs Web page, where you will find advising guides with the most recent PSC catalog updates. The advising guides describe the requirements needed to complete a degree or certificate.


A listing of course descriptions is available in the current Academic Catalog. For a listing of when courses are offered, consult the current course schedule or WebAdvisor.


Dale Ballard
Millwright/Tool and Die/Hydraulics/Plumbing Mechanical Design
(708) 709- 3769
Office: 2188

Hands-on training with PSC Prof. Dale Ballard