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2021 Most Popular Precision Production Basic Certificate Trade Schools

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Finding the Best Precision Production Basic Certificate School for You

In 2018-2019, 57,423 precision production students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #5 most popular in the country.

With all the trade school programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Trade College Search has created the Most Popular Precision Production Basic Certificate Trade Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 701 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular basic certificate programs for trade school students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Precision Production program at each school on the list.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Precision Production Basic Certificate Colleges.

Our analysis found Louisiana Delta Community College to be the most popular school for precision production students who want to pursue a basic certificate in the United States. LDCC is a small public school located in the rural area of Monroe.

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

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Out of the 701 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Tulsa Welding School-Jacksonville landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Jacksonville, TWS is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

About 6% of the students majoring in precision production at the school are women while 94% are male.

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Out of the 701 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Tulsa Welding School-Houston landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the city of Houston, Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

Of the 621 students majoring in precision production at Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center, 94% are male and 6% are female.

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The in-demand basic certificate programs at Central Louisiana Technical Community College helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular precision production schools in the United States. Central Louisiana Technical Community College is a small public school located in the city of Alexandria.

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

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Out of the 701 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Tulsa Welding School-Tulsa landed the # 5 spot on the list. TWS is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Tulsa.

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

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#6

Front Range Community College

Westminster, CO

Front Range Community College landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular basic certificate precision production programs. Located in the suburb of Westminster, FRCC is a public school with a large student population.

About 8% of the students majoring in precision production at the school are women while 92% are male.

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#7

Coastal Bend College

Beeville, TX

Coastal Bend College ranked #7 on this year’s Most Popular Precision Production Basic Certificate Trade Schools list. CBC is a small public school located in the town of Beeville.

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

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#8

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

Ivy Tech Community College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Precision Production Basic Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public college with a very large student population.

Of the 398 students majoring in precision production at Ivy Tech Community College, 90% are male and 10% are female.

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#9

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX

Lone Star College System did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for precision production students to get a basic certificate. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the small city of The Woodlands, North Harris Montgomery is a public school with a very large student population.

Of the 394 students majoring in precision production at North Harris Montgomery, 95% are male and 5% are female.

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Jefferson Community and Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for precision production students to get a basic certificate. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the large city of Louisville, Jefferson Community and Technical College is a public college with a large student population.

Of the 390 students majoring in precision production at Jefferson Community and Technical College, 93% are male and 7% are female.

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Gateway Community and Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for precision production students to get a basic certificate. It came in at #11 on the list. Located in the suburb of Florence, Gateway is a public college with a small student population.

Of the 349 students majoring in precision production at Gateway, 91% are male and 9% are female.

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#12

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs, CO

Pikes Peak Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for precision production students to get a basic certificate. It came in at #12 on the list. Located in the suburb of Colorado Springs, PPCC is a public school with a large student population.

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

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Precision Production Basic Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Located in the remote town of Paducah, West Kentucky Community and Technical College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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

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Northshore Technical Community College came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Precision Production Basic Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Northshore Technical College-Sullivan Main Campus is a small public school located in the rural area of Bogalusa.

Of the 324 students majoring in precision production at Northshore Technical College-Sullivan Main Campus, 92% are male and 8% are female.

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#15

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, GA

Central Georgia Technical College landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular basic certificate precision production programs. Located in the small city of Warner Robins, CGTC is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Of the 313 students majoring in precision production at CGTC, 88% are male and 12% are female.

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With a ranking of #16, West Georgia Technical College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for precision production students working on their basic certificate. Located in the rural area of Waco, West Georgia Technical College is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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

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Bluegrass Community and Technical College came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Precision Production Basic Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Bluegrass Community and Technical College is a large public school located in the city of Lexington.

Of the 311 students majoring in precision production at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, 96% are male and 4% are female.

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#18

Southwestern Illinois College

Belleville, IL

Southwestern Illinois College ranked #18 on this year’s Most Popular Precision Production Basic Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the suburb of Belleville, SWIC is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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

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With a ranking of #19, Des Moines Area Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for precision production students working on their basic certificate. DMACC is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Ankeny.

Of the 282 students majoring in precision production at DMACC, 96% are male and 4% are female.

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Fox Valley Technical College ranked #20 on this year’s Most Popular Precision Production Basic Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Appleton, FVTC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

About 8% of the students majoring in precision production at the school are women while 92% are male.

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#21

South Texas College

McAllen, TX

South Texas College came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Precision Production Basic Certificate Trade Schools ranking. South Texas College is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of McAllen.

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

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Texas State Technical College landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular basic certificate precision production programs. TSTC is a large public school located in the medium-sized city of Waco.

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

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Red Rocks Community College landed the #23 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular basic certificate precision production programs. Located in the medium-sized city of Lakewood, Red Rocks Community College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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

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#23

Summit College

Colton, CA

Summit College ranked #23 on this year’s Most Popular Precision Production Basic Certificate Trade Schools list. Summit College is a small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Colton.

About 6% of the students majoring in precision production at the school are women while 94% are male.

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Coastal Pines Technical College ranked #25 on this year’s Most Popular Precision Production Basic Certificate Trade Schools list. Coastal Pines Technical College is a small public school located in the remote town of Waycross.

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

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#31

Portland Community College

Portland, OR
#32

Savannah Technical College

Savannah, GA
#33

Central Community College

Grand Island, NE
#41

Lanier Technical College

Oakwood, GA
#43

Butte College

Oroville, CA
#44

Lee College

Baytown, TX
#44

Paris Junior College

Paris, TX
#48

Tidewater Tech-Trades

Norfolk, VA
#49

Somerset Community College

Somerset, KY

Remaining Award Winners

This section represents the rest of the colleges awarded a Most Popular Precision Production Basic Certificate Trade Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 701 different United States precision production schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 South Louisiana Community College Lafayette, LA
51 Hopkinsville Community College Hopkinsville, KY
53 Wayne Community College Goldsboro, NC
53 The Fab School Rancho Cucamonga, CA
55 Green River College Auburn, WA
56 Santa Ana College Santa Ana, CA
56 Northland Pioneer College Holbrook, AZ
58 Peninsula College Port Angeles, WA
58 Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Valdosta, GA
60 Southern Union State Community College Wadley, AL
60 Mountainland Technical College Lehi, UT
62 Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta, GA
63 Oconee Fall Line Technical College Sandersville, GA
64 Augusta Technical College Augusta, GA
65 South Arkansas Community College El Dorado, AR
65 Aims Community College Greeley, CO
67 Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Shell Lake, WI
68 Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester McAlester, OK
69 Lake Land College Mattoon, IL
70 College of Western Idaho Nampa, ID
70 Pueblo Community College Pueblo, CO
70 Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas De Queen, AR
73 Southern Careers Institute - San Antonio (NW Loop) San Antonio, TX
74 Coastal Alabama Community College Bay Minette, AL
74 Southern Careers Institute - Pharr Pharr, TX
74 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome, GA
77 Mt. Hood Community College Gresham, OR
78 Lincoln College of Technology - Nashville Nashville, TN
78 Maysville Community and Technical College Maysville, KY
80 Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI
81 Truckee Meadows Community College Reno, NV
82 Anoka Technical College Anoka, MN
83 Palomar College San Marcos, CA
84 Clover Park Technical College Lakewood, WA
85 Sauk Valley Community College Dixon, IL
85 Laredo Community College Laredo, TX
85 Advanced Career Institute Visalia, CA
88 Albany Technical College Albany, GA
89 St Philip’s College San Antonio, TX
90 Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey, IL
90 Southern Careers Institute - Austin Austin, TX
90 Wake Technical Community College Raleigh, NC
93 South Georgia Technical College Americus, GA
94 Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, IL
95 Madisonville Community College Madisonville, KY
96 William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL
97 Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
97 Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA
99 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
99 Central Carolina Community College Sanford, NC
99 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Fort Smith, AR
102 Davidson County Community College Thomasville, NC
102 Bevill State Community College Jasper, AL
102 Florence-Darlington Technical College Florence, SC
105 Pitt Community College Winterville, NC
105 Del Mar College Corpus Christi, TX

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also popular but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Precision Production Basic Certificate Trade Schools award.

Rank College Location
107 Central Virginia Community College Lynchburg, VA
107 Athens Technical College Athens, GA
107 Yavapai College Prescott, AZ
110 Southern Regional Technical College Thomasville, GA
111 Galveston College Galveston, TX
111 Arkansas State University - Beebe Beebe, AR
111 Bakersfield College Bakersfield, CA
114 Uintah Basin Technical College Roosevelt, UT
114 Southern Careers Institute - Harlingen Harlingen, TX
116 Lakeshore Technical College Cleveland, WI
116 Washburn Institute of Technology Topeka, KS
116 Merced College Merced, CA
119 Houston Community College Houston, TX
119 National Park College Hot Springs, AR
119 South Puget Sound Community College Olympia, WA
119 North Georgia Technical College Clarkesville, GA
119 Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville, GA
124 Barton County Community College Great Bend, KS
124 Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor, MI
124 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Morristown Morristown, TN
127 Owens Community College Perrysburg, OH
128 Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury, CT
128 Central Alabama Community College Alexander City, AL
130 Arkansas State University Mid-South West Memphis, AR
131 Community College of Denver Denver, CO
131 Western Nevada College Carson City, NV
131 Emily Griffith Technical College Denver, CO
131 Hill College Hillsboro, TX
135 Austin Community College District Austin, TX
135 Arclabs Piedmont, SC
137 City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College Chicago, IL
137 Southern Careers Institute - Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX
139 Riverside City College Riverside, CA
140 Southwest Texas Junior College Uvalde, TX
140 Western Technical College La Crosse, WI
140 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX

Precision Production by Region

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

Precision Production Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Precision Metal Working 56,353
Woodworking 721
Other Precision Production 177
Leatherworking & Upholstery 112
Boilermaking 46
Precision Production Trades 14

Related Major Annual Graduates
Personal & Culinary Services 132,602
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 107,435
Construction Trades 36,003
Transportation & Materials Moving 27,979

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 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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