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

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


National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

High School Credit

8 Elective Credits for Full Program

Career Opportunities

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

Career Data

Our Placement Rate 100%
Median Hourly Earnings* $15.56
Entry Level Education High school diploma

*Information provided by the 2018-2019 Critical Occupations Data.

Student Organizations


SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. We help each student excel. A nonprofit national education association, SkillsUSA serves middle-school, high-school, and college/postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service (including health) occupations. To learn more, visit

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

Have Questions?

Reach out to Braden.

He’s our High School Student Success Advisor. He’s a master at helping students find their perfect Tri County Tech program. Braden works with the counselors at our partner schools to help students apply to Tri County Tech.

Braden is available to answer any program and application questions you may have! Ask your counselor about Tri County Tech programs today.

Braden Schovanec
High School Student Success Advisor

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