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General Precision Production Trades

6 Associates's Degrees Annually
#219 in Popularity (Associate's)

Types of Degrees General Precision Production Trades Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many general precision production trades graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 6
Basic Certificate 5
Undergraduate Certificate 3

What General Precision Production Trades Majors Need to Know

O*NET surveyed people in occupations related to precision production trades and asked them what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. The responses were rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Knowledge Areas for Precision Production Trades Majors

This major prepares you for careers in which these knowledge areas are important:

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  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Skills for Precision Production Trades Majors

precision production trades majors are found most commonly in careers in which the following skills are important:

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  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

Who Is Getting an Associate’s Degree in General Precision Production Trades?

6 Associate's Degrees Annually
50% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of precision production trades majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Precision Production Trades Students with Associate's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 3
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Online General Precision Production Trades Programs

In 2018-2019, 8 schools offered a precision production trades program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 4 1
Certificate (1-2 years) 3 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 2 0
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 4 1
Master’s Degree 0 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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