Precision Machining Operations

Program Overview

Manipulate matter to the finest detail! In Tri County Tech’s Precision Machining Operations program, you will learn the proper techniques to become a certified, career-ready machinist. Gain knowledge of essential machine tools like computer-controlled and manual mills & lathes, drill presses, grinders, and using standard metalworking hand tools. You will learn to read blueprints, quality control, metal properties, and heat treatment of machine-ready metals. You will train to program, set-up, and operate computer numeric controlled (CNC) machines. 

“I like the environment here. It feels like actual work experience.” – Drew C., 2019

Application Deadline

  • August/Fall applications are due THREE WEEKS before the program starts.
  • January applications are due by DECEMBER 15.

To start or continue your application, visit here.

Program Schedule

Program Dates Program Days Program Times
1.18.2023 – 12.2023 Monday & Wednesday 6:00pm – 9:00pm
& two Saturdays per month
Fall 2023 Monday & Wednesday 6:00pm – 9:00pm
& two Saturdays per month
Program Length Program Instructor Program Cost
450 Total Hours James Cowart $2,990

Program Courses

Computer Operations
Computer Numerical Control Programming
Computer Aided Manufacturing Systems
Computer Numerical Control Lathe Tech
Computer Numerical Control Mill Tech
Advanced Job Processing
Intro to Machining
Measurement, Materials, & Safety
Job Planning, Benchwork, & Layout
Drill Press Operations
Turning & Milling Technology
Precision Grinding

Career Opportunities

Drill Press Operator
Manual Lathe Operator
Manual Mill Operator
CNC Lathe Operator
CNC Mill Operator
CNC Programmer

College Credit

Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Tri County Tech are both committed to providing high-quality educational programs to their respective constituencies. To learn about college credit opportunities, visit below or


National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available through the Tri County Tech Foundation for Full Time & Flex programs, as well as some Fast Track programs. After you are accepted into a program, you will receive a financial assistance application. The form must be filled out and turned in with the most recent two months of pay stubs for every working member of your household.

Our main goal for financial assistance at Tri County Tech is to assist financially disadvantaged students who would be unable to get the education they deserve. Assistance consists of grants, scholarships, and employment. An individual might participate in one or more resources, depending upon eligibility and need.

We do not accept funds from FAFSA or PELL.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us!

We’re Here To Help!

Get in touch with Tri County Tech’s enrollment team. You can request more information about a program or financial assistance; ask away!

Randall Jones

Meet Randall.

He’s our Outreach & Enrollment Specialist. He’s a master at helping students find their perfect Tri County Tech program. Randall also works with local businesses in Bartlesville to help students apply to Tri County Tech. | 918.331.3269

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