Precision Machining Technology | WTCS Skip to content

Find Your Program

Career Area: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Associate Degree
Program Number: 31-420-10
Approximately 1 Year to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.

Precision Machining Technology Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

  • Advanced Machine Operator
  • CNC Machine Operator
  • Job Shop Machinist 
  • Apprenticeship
  • CNC Operator
  • CNC Programmer
  • Machine Operator

Precision Machining Technology Programs

  • Machinists create nearly perfect parts for use in aerospace, medical, military, and food industries.
  • Machinists also operate and repair custom machining.
  • Machining is a great career for those with attention to detail and mechanical aptitude.
  • Infusion of new technology into the field has increased the need for skilled machinists today.
  • Get the training you need to get started in a machining position. Additional training and experience often lead to advanced positions including quality technician, supervisor, and business owner.
A machinist starts with a piece of raw material, then cuts material away through multiple processes to create an object of great utility and precision. That object is a part to be used in manufacturing, and it must be nearly perfect. How perfect? Usually within 0.010 inches (0.25 mm) and sometimes at tolerances as low as 0.0001 inches.
Precision Machining Technology Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Lakeshore Precision Machining Technology at Lakeshore
Mid-State Precision Machining Technology at Mid-State