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2021 Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools

189 Colleges
$29,475 Avg Salary
$8,835 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate School for You

Precision Metal Working is one of the most popular majors in the nation, ranking 7th of all the majors we analyze. In 2018-2019, 56,353 degrees and certificates were awarded to students with this major.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which trade school program is right for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Trade College Search has created its Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. This report analyzed 189 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best undergraduate certificate programs for trade school students.

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2021 Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the United States

Check out the precision metal working undergraduate certificate programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 25 Top Trade Schools for an Award Taking 1 to 4 Years in Precision Metal Working

Our analysis found Hobart Institute of Welding Technology to be the best school for precision metal working students who want to pursue a undergraduate certificate in the United States. HIWT is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Troy.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, precision metal working majors at HIWT accumulate an average of around $6,743 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $57.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Alexandria Technical & Community College. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the town of Alexandria, ATCC is a public school with a small student population.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, precision metal working majors at ATCC accumulate an average of around $9,252 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $94.

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Out of the 189 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the rural area of Fennimore, Southwest Tech is a public college with a small student population.

Precision Metal Working majors at Southwest Tech take out an average of $4,628 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $36, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Fox Valley Technical College. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the suburb of Appleton, FVTC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, precision metal working graduates from FVTC carry an average student debtload of $7,176. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $57.

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#5

Advanced Welding Institute

South Burlington, VT

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Advanced Welding Institute. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. AWI is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the city of South Burlington.

On average, precision metal working graduates from AWI take out $5,724 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $53, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Chippewa Valley Technical College ranked #6 on this year’s Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. CVTC is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Eau Claire.

Precision Metal Working majors at CVTC take out an average of $14,057 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $120.

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St Cloud Technical and Community College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Located in the city of Saint Cloud, St Cloud Technical and Community College is a public college with a small student population.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, precision metal working graduates from St Cloud Technical and Community College carry an average student debtload of $9,900. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $82, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #8, Northeast Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for precision metal working students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the remote town of Norfolk, Northeast is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that precision metal working majors at Northeast take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $6,475. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $57.

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#9

Elite Welding Academy LLC

Cincinnati, OH

Elite Welding Academy LLC ranked #9 on this year’s Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the suburb of Cincinnati, Elite Welding Academy LLC is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that precision metal working majors at Elite Welding Academy LLC take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $7,605. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $99.

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Dunwoody College of Technology

Minneapolis, MN

Dunwoody College of Technology came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Dunwoody College of Technology is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Minneapolis.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, precision metal working graduates from Dunwoody College of Technology carry an average student debtload of $8,569. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $99.

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Welder Training and Testing Institute did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for precision metal working students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #11 on the list. Located in the midsize city of Allentown, WTTI is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

Precision Metal Working majors at WTTI take out an average of $8,120 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $99.

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Anoka Technical College came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Anoka, Anoka Technical College is a public college with a small student population.

On average, precision metal working graduates from Anoka Technical College take out $8,316 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $93.

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Central Lakes College-Brainerd landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate precision metal working programs. Located in the remote town of Brainerd, Central Lakes College-Brainerd is a public college with a small student population.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, precision metal working graduates from Central Lakes College-Brainerd carry an average student debtload of $6,951. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $57.

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With a ranking of #14, Lincoln Technical Institute-East Windsor did quite well on this year’s best schools for precision metal working students working on their undergraduate certificate. Lincoln Technical Institute-East Windsor is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the rural area of East Windsor.

On average, precision metal working graduates from Lincoln Technical Institute-East Windsor take out $10,212 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $114, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac, WI

With a ranking of #15, Moraine Park Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for precision metal working students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the city of Fond du Lac, Moraine Park Technical College is a public college with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that precision metal working majors at Moraine Park Technical College take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $6,378. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $63.

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Lake Area Technical Institute did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for precision metal working students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #16 on the list. LATI is a small public school located in the remote town of Watertown.

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Modern Welding School

Schenectady, NY

With a ranking of #17, Modern Welding School did quite well on this year’s best schools for precision metal working students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the small city of Schenectady, Modern Welding School is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, precision metal working graduates from Modern Welding School carry an average student debtload of $7,144. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $72, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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North Central Kansas Technical College ranked #18 on this year’s Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the rural area of Beloit, North Central Kansas Technical College is a public school with a fairly small student population.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, precision metal working majors at North Central Kansas Technical College accumulate an average of around $6,204 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $57.

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Northeast Wisconsin Technical College landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate precision metal working programs. Located in the city of Green Bay, NWTC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Precision Metal Working majors at NWTC take out an average of $8,773 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $59.

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#20

Ranken Technical College

Saint Louis, MO

Ranken Technical College landed the #20 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate precision metal working programs. Located in the city of Saint Louis, Ranken Technical College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Precision Metal Working majors at Ranken Technical College take out an average of $11,858 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $118, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Located in the rural area of Shell Lake, WITC is a public college with a small student population.

Precision Metal Working majors at WITC take out an average of $6,714 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $57.

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North Dakota State College of Science ranked #22 on this year’s Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. North Dakota State College of Science is a small public school located in the distant town of Wahpeton.

The average amount in student loans that precision metal working majors at North Dakota State College of Science take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $6,364. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $57.

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Waukesha County Technical College came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. WCTC is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Pewaukee.

The average amount in student loans that precision metal working majors at WCTC take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $9,536. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $75, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Asnuntuck Community College came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. ACC is a small public school located in the suburb of Enfield.

Precision Metal Working majors at ACC take out an average of $5,885 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $54, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland, WI

With a ranking of #25, Lakeshore Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for precision metal working students working on their undergraduate certificate. LTC is a small public school located in the rural area of Cleveland.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, precision metal working majors at LTC accumulate an average of around $4,932 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $36, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Rest of the Top Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools award.

Rank College Location
29 Lincoln College of Technology-Grand Prairie Grand Prairie, TX
30 Salina Area Technical College Salina, KS
31 Perry Technical Institute Yakima, WA
32 Northcentral Technical College Wausau, WI
33 Dakota County Technical College Rosemount, MN
34 Apex Technical School Long Island City, NY
35 Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar, IA
36 ETI School of Skilled Trades Willowbrook, IL
37 College of Western Idaho Nampa, ID

Precision Metal Working by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 5 majors within the trade school area of study, precision metal working has other similar majors worth exploring.

Precision Metal Working Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Welding Technology/Welder 45,129
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 4,244
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 2,998
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist 1,938
Tool & Die Technology/Technician 658
Metal Fabricator 585
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking 358
Other Precision Metal Working 272
Ironworking/Ironworker 171

Majors Similar to Precision Metal Working

Related Major Annual Graduates
Woodworking 721
Other Precision Production 177
Leatherworking & Upholstery 112
Boilermaking 46
Precision Production Trades 14

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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