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Major: Precision Metal Working


Introduction

Precision metal working programs prepare students to plan, manufacture, assemble, test, and repair parts, mechanisms, machines, and structures in which materials are cast, formed, shaped, molded, heat treated, cut, twisted, pressed, fused, stamped or worked.

Specific programs included in this major:

  • Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist
  • Ironworking/Ironworker
  • Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
  • Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Precision Metal Working, Other
  • Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking
  • Tool and Die Technology/Technician
  • Welding Technology/Welder

 

Typical Degrees Offered

Minnesota schools offer several different award levels for this major. The number of 2016-2017 graduates in the chart below were awarded the following degrees:

Award of less than 1 academic year, 242 graduates

Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years, 447 graduates

Associates degree, 132 graduates

Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years, 208 graduates

*This award level also includes post-bachelor's certificates.
**This award level also includes post-master's certificates.

 

Careers You Qualify For With This Major

 

Schools That Offer This Major

SchoolCity
Alexandria Technical & Community College Alexandria
Anoka Technical College Anoka
Central Lakes College - Brainerd Brainerd
Central Lakes College - Online Brainerd
Central Lakes College - Staples Staples
Century College White Bear Lake
Dakota County Technical College Rosemount
Hennepin Technical College - Brooklyn Park Brooklyn Park
Lake Superior College Duluth
Mesabi Range College - Eveleth Eveleth
Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis
Minnesota State College Southeast - Red Wing Red Wing
Minnesota State College Southeast - Winona Winona
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Detroit Lakes Detroit Lakes
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Fergus Falls Fergus Falls
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Moorhead Moorhead
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Wadena Wadena
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Canby Canby
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Granite Falls Granite Falls
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Jackson Jackson
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Pipestone Pipestone
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Worthington Worthington
Northland Community and Technical College - East Grand Forks East Grand Forks
Northland Community and Technical College - Online Perham
Northland Community and Technical College - Thief River Falls Thief River Falls
Northwest Technical College Bemidji
Northwest Technical College - Online Perham
Pine Technical & Community College Pine City
Pine Technical & Community College - Online Pine City
Ridgewater College - Hutchinson Hutchinson
Ridgewater College - Willmar Willmar
Riverland Community College - Albert Lea Albert Lea
Riverland Community College - Online Austin
Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester
Saint Paul College St. Paul
Saint Paul College - Online St. Paul
South Central College - Faribault Fairbault
South Central College - North Mankato North Mankato
St. Cloud Technical & Community College St. Cloud
St. Cloud Technical & Community College - Online St. Cloud

 

Related Majors

 

College Preparation

In Minnesota, your school may have developed a Program of Study in this career area. A Program of Study is an academic and career plan developed by your high school to help move you towards a career and college path. A Program of Study can help you:

  • Select high school classes that prepare you for college and getting a job
  • Understand how the classes you're taking in high school lead to a career
  • Identify extra-curricular activities that are related to your career interest
  • See what classes at your school offer early college credit that will save you time and money towards your college expenses
  • Graduate from high school prepared for your next step toward the career you choose

Learn more about Programs of Study at your high school.

 

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