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2022 Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools

294 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 2019-2020, 51,096 degrees and certificates were awarded to students with this major.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for trade school students. 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.

The Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking is one of many tools that Trade College Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 294 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best undergraduate certificate programs for trade school students.

View our full ranking methodology.

2022 Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Colleges.

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 fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Troy.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, precision metal working graduates from HIWT carry an average student debtload of $7,664. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $172.

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#2

Elite Welding Academy

Cincinnati, OH

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Elite Welding Academy is a great place for precision metal working students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the large suburb of Cincinnati, Elite Welding Academy is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

On average, precision metal working graduates from Elite Welding Academy take out $9,283 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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#3

Advanced Welding Institute

South Burlington, VT

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Advanced Welding Institute. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. AWI is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the small city of South Burlington.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, precision metal working graduates from AWI carry an average student debtload of $6,874.

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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 #4 on this year’s Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the remote town of Alexandria, ATCC is a public school with a small student population.

Precision Metal Working majors at ATCC take out an average of $10,602 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Welder Training and Testing Institute. It ranked #5 on our 2022 Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the city of Allentown, WTTI is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

Precision Metal Working majors at WTTI take out an average of $9,766 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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With a ranking of #6, Precision Manufacturing Institute did quite well on this year’s best schools for precision metal working students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the town of Meadville, Precision Manufacturing Institute is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

On average, precision metal working graduates from Precision Manufacturing Institute take out $8,236 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology landed the #7 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate precision metal working programs. CPI is a small public school located in the rural area of Pleasant Gap.

On average, precision metal working graduates from CPI take out $8,265 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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Madison Area Technical College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Madison College is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Madison.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, precision metal working graduates from Madison College carry an average student debtload of $10,701.

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Chippewa Valley Technical College ranked #9 on this year’s Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. CVTC is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Eau Claire.

On average, precision metal working graduates from CVTC take out $14,012 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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Lincoln Technical Institute - East Windsor came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Located in the rural area of East Windsor, Lincoln Tech - East Windsor is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

On average, precision metal working graduates from Lincoln Tech - East Windsor take out $10,784 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $157.

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#11

Saint Paul College

Saint Paul, MN

Saint Paul College came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Saint Paul, Saint Paul College is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

On average, precision metal working graduates from Saint Paul College take out $13,466 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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Salina Area 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 town of Salina, Salina Tech is a public school with a small student population.

On average, precision metal working graduates from Salina Tech take out $7,860 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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#13

Mesabi Range College

Virginia, MN

Mesabi Range College 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 #13 on the list. Mesabi Range College is a small public school located in the town of Virginia.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, precision metal working graduates from Mesabi Range College carry an average student debtload of $14,305.

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Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College landed the #14 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate precision metal working programs. Located in the rural area of Shell Lake, WITC is a public school with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that precision metal working majors at WITC take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $8,371.

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St Cloud Technical and Community College landed the #15 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate precision metal working programs. Located in the city of Saint Cloud, St Cloud Technical and Community College is a public college with a small student population.

Precision Metal Working majors at St Cloud Technical and Community College take out an average of $11,616 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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Fox Valley Technical College landed the #16 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate precision metal working programs. Located in the midsize suburb of Appleton, FVTC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

On average, precision metal working graduates from FVTC take out $7,799 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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#17

Dunwoody College of Technology

Minneapolis, MN

Dunwoody College of Technology ranked #17 on this year’s Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Dunwoody College of Technology is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Minneapolis.

On average, precision metal working graduates from Dunwoody College of Technology take out $14,563 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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Northeast Wisconsin Technical College landed the #18 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate precision metal working programs. Located in the medium-sized city of Green Bay, NWTC is a public college with a large student population.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, precision metal working graduates from NWTC carry an average student debtload of $8,877.

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#19

Arclabs

Piedmont, SC

Arclabs landed the #19 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate precision metal working programs. Arclabs is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Piedmont.

On average, precision metal working graduates from Arclabs take out $9,951 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $77, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#20

Ranken Technical College

Saint Louis, MO

Ranken Technical College ranked #20 on this year’s Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the city of Saint Louis, Ranken Technical College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Precision Metal Working majors at Ranken Technical College take out an average of $13,045 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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Gateway Technical College 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 #21 on the list. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Kenosha, Gateway Technical College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

The average amount in student loans that precision metal working majors at Gateway Technical College take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $8,085.

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Tulsa Technology Center landed the #22 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate precision metal working programs. Located in the large city of Tulsa, Tulsa Tech is a public school with a small student population.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, precision metal working graduates from Tulsa Tech carry an average student debtload of $10,865.

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#23

Western Technical College

La Crosse, WI

Western Technical College 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 #23 on the list. Western Technical College is a small public school located in the city of La Crosse.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, precision metal working graduates from Western Technical College carry an average student debtload of $8,413.

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Southwest Wisconsin Technical College came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Located in the rural area of Fennimore, Southwest Tech is a public school with a small student population.

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#25

Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland, WI

Lakeshore Technical College ranked #25 on this year’s Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. LTC is a small public school located in the rural area of Cleveland.

On average, precision metal working graduates from LTC take out $5,717 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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

#29

Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac, WI
#31

Davis Technical College

Kaysville, UT
#32

Southeast Technical College

Sioux Falls, SD
#34

Ridgewater College

Willmar, MN
#35

Modern Welding School

Schenectady, NY
#40

Great Oaks Career Campuses

Cincinnati, OH
#41

Rock Valley College

Rockford, IL
#42

ETI School of Skilled Trades

Willowbrook, IL

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
45 South Central College North Mankato, MN
46 Hawkeye Community College Waterloo, IA
47 Northeast Community College Norfolk, NE
48 Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park, MN
49 Waukesha County Technical College Pewaukee, WI
50 Asnuntuck Community College Enfield, CT
51 M T Training Center Grand Prairie, TX
52 Tulsa Welding School-Houston Houston, TX
53 York County School of Technology-Adult & Continuing Education York, PA
54 Johnson College Scranton, PA
55 Rosedale Technical College Pittsburgh, PA
56 Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
57 Mid-State Technical College Wisconsin Rapids, WI
58 Wharton County Junior College Wharton, TX

Precision Metal Working by Region

View the Best Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools for a specific region near you.

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 40,882
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 3,710
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 2,373
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist 2,086
Metal Fabricator 645
Tool & Die Technology/Technician 639
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking 314
Other Precision Metal Working 232
Ironworking/Ironworker 215

Majors Similar to Precision Metal Working

Related Major Annual Graduates
Woodworking 609
Other Precision Production 107
Leatherworking & Upholstery 104
Boilermaking 50
Precision Production Trades 39

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).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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