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2021 Most Popular Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools

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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.

The Most Popular 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 793 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular undergraduate certificate programs for trade school students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Precision Metal Working program at each school on the list.

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

#1

Baton Rouge Community College

Baton Rouge, LA

Our analysis found Baton Rouge Community College to be the most popular school for precision metal working students who want to pursue a undergraduate certificate in the United States. BRCC is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Baton Rouge.

About 17% of the students majoring in precision metal working at the school are women while 83% are male.

Precision Metal Working majors at BRCC take out an average of $6,339 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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#2

Arclabs

Piedmont, SC

Out of the 793 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Arclabs landed the # 2 spot on the list. Arclabs is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Piedmont.

About 7% of the students majoring in precision metal working at the school are women while 93% are male.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, precision metal working majors at Arclabs accumulate an average of around $7,896 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $99.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Tulsa Welding School-Houston. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the large city of Houston, Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

Women make up 5% of the precision metal working majors at the school.

On average, precision metal working graduates from Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center take out $8,003 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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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Hobart Institute of Welding Technology. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. HIWT is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Troy.

Of the 293 students majoring in precision metal working at HIWT, 95% are male and 5% are female.

The average amount in student loans that precision metal working majors at HIWT take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $6,743. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $57.

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#5

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Ivy Tech Community College is a great place for precision metal working students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public school with a very large student population.

Of the 288 students majoring in precision metal working at Ivy Tech Community College, 88% are male and 12% are female.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, precision metal working graduates from Ivy Tech Community College carry an average student debt load of $8,606. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $60, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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San Jacinto Community College ranked #6 on this year’s Most Popular Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. San Jacinto College is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Pasadena.

Of the 225 students majoring in precision metal working at San Jacinto College, 94% are male and 6% are female.

On average, precision metal working graduates from San Jacinto College take out $10,365 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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Philadelphia Technician Training landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate precision metal working programs. Philadelphia Technician Training Institute is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Philadelphia.

Of the 215 students majoring in precision metal working at Philadelphia Technician Training Institute, 86% are male and 14% are female.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, precision metal working majors at Philadelphia Technician Training Institute accumulate an average of around $8,858 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $99.

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Indian Capital Technology Center, Muskogee ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the rural area of Muskogee, Indian Capital Technology Center, Muskogee is a public college with a small student population.

Of the 210 students majoring in precision metal working at Indian Capital Technology Center, Muskogee, 97% are male and 3% are female.

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Lincoln College of Technology - Grand Prairie came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Grand Prairie, Lincoln Tech - Grand Prairie is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

About 2% of the students majoring in precision metal working at the school are women while 98% are male.

The average amount in student loans that precision metal working majors at Lincoln Tech - Grand Prairie take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $9,063. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $99.

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With a ranking of #10, Arizona Automotive Institute did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for precision metal working students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the large suburb of Glendale, Arizona Automotive Institute is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

Of the 182 students majoring in precision metal working at Arizona Automotive Institute, 92% are male and 8% are female.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, precision metal working graduates from Arizona Automotive Institute carry an average student debt load of $11,403. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $135.

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With a ranking of #11, Lincoln Technical Institute - East Windsor did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for precision metal working students working on their undergraduate certificate. Lincoln Tech - East Windsor is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the rural area of East Windsor.

About 9% of the students majoring in precision metal working at the school are women while 91% are male.

Precision Metal Working majors at Lincoln Tech - East Windsor take out an average of $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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#11

The Refrigeration School

Phoenix, AZ

The Refrigeration School came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. RSI is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the city of Phoenix.

About 11% of the students majoring in precision metal working at the school are women while 89% are male.

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#13

Mech-Tech College

Caguas, PR

Mech-Tech College ranked #13 on this year’s Most Popular Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Mech-Tech College is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Caguas.

Women make up 3% of the precision metal working majors at the school.

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With a ranking of #14, South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-San Antonio did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for precision metal working students working on their undergraduate certificate. South Texas Vo-Tech is a small private for-profit school located in the large city of San Antonio.

Of the 162 students majoring in precision metal working at South Texas Vo-Tech, 94% are male and 6% are female.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, precision metal working graduates from South Texas Vo-Tech carry an average student debt load of $11,403. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $135.

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#15

Hinds Community College

Raymond, MS

Hinds Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for precision metal working students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #15 on the list. Hinds Community College is a large public school located in the town of Raymond.

Women make up 9% of the precision metal working majors at the school.

On average, precision metal working graduates from Hinds Community College take out $5,764 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 $55.

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#16

Apex Technical School

Long Island City, NY

Apex Technical School did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for precision metal working students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #16 on the list. Located in the city of Long Island City, Apex Technical School is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

Women make up 4% of the precision metal working majors at the school.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, precision metal working majors at Apex Technical School accumulate an average of around $8,552 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $99.

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Northeast Wisconsin Technical College ranked #17 on this year’s Most Popular Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Green Bay, NWTC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 8% of the precision metal working majors at the school.

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

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Universal Technical Institute - Rancho Cucamonga ranked #18 on this year’s Most Popular Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. UTI Rancho Cucamonga is a small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Rancho Cucamonga.

About 3% of the students majoring in precision metal working at the school are women while 97% are male.

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South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-Weslaco landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate precision metal working programs. South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-Weslaco is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Weslaco.

About 5% of the students majoring in precision metal working at the school are women while 95% are male.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, precision metal working majors at South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-Weslaco accumulate an average of around $11,457 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $127.

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Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College ranked #20 on this year’s Most Popular Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the rural area of Shell Lake, WITC is a public college with a small student population.

Women make up 6% of the precision metal working majors at the school.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, precision metal working graduates from WITC carry an average student debt load of $6,714. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $57.

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Universal Technical Institute - Avondale landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate precision metal working programs. UTI Avondale is a small private for-profit school located in the medium-sized suburb of Avondale.

Women make up 5% of the precision metal working majors at the school.

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Texas State Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for precision metal working students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #22 on the list. TSTC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Waco.

Of the 114 students majoring in precision metal working at TSTC, 96% are male and 4% are female.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, precision metal working majors at TSTC accumulate an average of around $8,964 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $73, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #23, Tulsa Welding School-Jacksonville did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for precision metal working students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the city of Jacksonville, TWS is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

Women make up 10% of the precision metal working majors at the school.

The average amount in student loans that precision metal working majors at TWS take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $8,003. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $99.

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Tri-Community Adult Education came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Covina, Tri-Community Adult Education is a public college with a fairly small student population.

Women make up 4% of the precision metal working majors at the school.

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#25

South Texas College

McAllen, TX

South Texas College landed the #25 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate precision metal working programs. South Texas College is a fairly large public school located in the city of McAllen.

Women make up 2% of the precision metal working majors at the school.

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#28

Jones County Junior College

Ellisville, MS
#30

Elite Welding Academy

Cincinnati, OH
#34

NASCAR Technical Institute

Mooresville, NC
#40

ETI School of Skilled Trades

Willowbrook, IL
#41

South Plains College

Levelland, TX
#44

Delta Technical College

Horn Lake, MS
#46

CET, El Centro

El Centro, CA
#48

Saint Paul College

Saint Paul, MN
#49

Modern Welding School

Schenectady, NY

Remaining Award Winners

This list shows the remainder of the schools awarded a Most Popular Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 793 different United States precision metal working schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
52 Mohave Community College Kingman, AZ
52 Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield, MO
54 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
55 Midwest Technical Institute - East Peoria East Peoria, IL
56 Macomb Community College Warren, MI
57 Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College Minden, LA
57 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Crump Crump, TN
59 Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia, MS
59 Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park, MN
61 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
61 Texarkana College Texarkana, TX
63 Ohio Technical College Cleveland, OH
63 Moraine Park Technical College Fond du Lac, WI
63 Lincoln Technical Institute - Mahwah Mahwah, NJ
63 Delta Technical College - Ridgeland Ridgeland, MS
67 Lincoln College of Technology - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
68 Spokane Community College Spokane, WA
68 Welder Training and Testing Institute Allentown, PA
70 Perry Technical Institute Yakima, WA
71 Mountainland Technical College Lehi, UT
71 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Nashville Nashville, TN
71 Dakota County Technical College Rosemount, MN
71 Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL
75 Pickens Technical College Aurora, CO
75 Northeast State Community College Blountville, TN
77 Houston Community College Houston, TX
77 Holmes Community College Goodman, MS
77 Bluegrass Community and Technical College Lexington, KY
77 Augusta Technical College Augusta, GA
77 Mountain View College Dallas, TX
82 Erwin Technical College Tampa, FL
82 Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa, IA
82 Stautzenberger College - Rockford Career College Rockford, IL
82 Navarro College Corsicana, TX
82 Anoka Technical College Anoka, MN
87 Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla, WA
87 Housatonic Community College Bridgeport, CT
87 Louisiana Delta Community College Monroe, LA
90 CET, San Diego San Diego, CA
90 SOWELA Technical Community College Lake Charles, LA
90 Midwest Technical Institute - Moline Moline, IL
90 Danville Community College Danville, VA
90 Pearl River Community College Poplarville, MS
95 Advanced Welding Institute South Burlington, VT
95 Eastfield College Mesquite, TX
95 Central Louisiana Technical Community College Alexandria, LA
95 Central Virginia Community College Lynchburg, VA
99 Alexandria Technical & Community College Alexandria, MN
99 Davis Technical College Kaysville, UT
99 Fortis College - Smyrna Smyrna, GA
102 M T Training Center Grand Prairie, TX
102 Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI
102 Waukesha County Technical College Pewaukee, WI
105 Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA
105 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Livingston Livingston, TN
105 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Jackson Jackson, TN
105 Lanier Technical College Oakwood, GA
109 St Cloud Technical and Community College Saint Cloud, MN
109 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome, GA
109 Front Range Community College Westminster, CO
112 Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester McAlester, OK
113 Northcentral Technical College Wausau, WI
113 Cisco College Cisco, TX
115 American River College Sacramento, CA
115 Palm Beach State College Lake Worth, FL
115 Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown, SD
115 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Morristown Morristown, TN
115 Lake Technical College Eustis, FL

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional popular schools for Precision Metal Working students that almost earned our Most Popular Precision Metal Working Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools award.

Rank College Location
120 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Covington Covington, TN
120 Central Lakes College - Brainerd Brainerd, MN
120 West Kentucky Community and Technical College Paducah, KY
120 Central Community College Grand Island, NE
120 Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City, KS
120 West Georgia Technical College Waco, GA
120 Vincennes University Vincennes, IN
127 Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury, CT
127 Great Oaks Career Campuses Cincinnati, OH
129 Metropolitan Community College Omaha, NE
129 New Castle School of Trades New Castle, PA
129 Linn-Benton Community College Albany, OR
132 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Pulaski Pulaski, TN
132 East Mississippi Community College Scooba, MS
132 College of Western Idaho Nampa, ID
132 GateWay Community College - Central City Phoenix, AZ
132 Mesabi Range College Virginia, MN
132 Meridian Community College Meridian, MS
138 CET, Colton Colton, CA
138 North Georgia Technical College Clarkesville, GA
138 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Harriman Harriman, TN
138 Northern Wyoming Community College District Sheridan, WY
138 Renton Technical College Renton, WA
138 Advanced Technology Institute Virginia Beach, VA
138 Bellingham Technical College Bellingham, WA
145 Bridgerland Technical College Logan, UT
145 Clarendon College Clarendon, TX
145 Manatee Technical College Bradenton, FL
145 Pinellas Technical College-Clearwater Clearwater, FL
145 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - McKenzie McKenzie, TN
150 North Central Texas College Gainesville, TX
150 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Dickson Dickson, TN
150 Honolulu Community College Honolulu, HI
150 Lakeshore Technical College Cleveland, WI
150 Daytona State College Daytona Beach, FL
150 Butte College Oroville, CA
150 Charter College Vancouver, WA
157 White Mountains Community College Berlin, NH
157 Ridgewater College Willmar, MN
157 Delgado Community College New Orleans, LA
157 Northeast Community College Norfolk, NE
157 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
157 Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Fennimore, WI
157 William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL

Precision Metal Working by Region

View the Most Popular 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 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 26 schools only.

  • 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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