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Program Overview

Precision machinists make the things that make today’s technology work! The work is challenging, satisfying and technical. In Tri County Tech鈥檚 Precision Machining Operations courses, you will learn the proper techniques to become a certified, career-ready machinist. According the last US Census, precision machining is a $9 billion industry and is expected to continue to grow at a 6% rate until 2030.

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Students taking Precision Machining classes can expect:

  • HYBRID LEARNING – reading material and some coursework will be online at home. Testing and shop work will be scheduled in-person classes.
  • FAST-PACED – our flex program is condensed learning in an accelerated environment.

Application Deadline


  • Applications are due ONE WEEK before the course starts.

To start or continue your application, .

Course Schedule


Basic Machine Operation

This is an introductory course – no experience is necessary.

This course provides an introduction to the fundamental principles and practices of manual machine operations in the field of precision machining. Students will gain hands-on experience with essential machining tools and equipment, including lathes, milling machines, saws, and grinders as well as hand tools and measuring devices. Safety procedures, blueprint reading, machine setup, tool selection, measurement techniques, and basic maintenance are key topics. Through practical exercises and projects, students will develop the skills to perform accurate and efficient machining tasks, laying the foundation for advanced studies in precision manufacturing and engineering. This course is ideal for beginners seeking to enter the machining industry or enhance their technical abilities.

Program Dates Program Days Program Time
07.15.2024 – 09.30.2024 Monday, Wednesday 6:00pm – 9:00pm
01.08.2025 – 04.07.2025 Monday, Wednesday 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Program Length Program Instructor Program Cost
88 Total Hours James Cowart $749

CNC Mill

This course delves into the principles and practices of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) mill operations, essential for precision machining. Students will learn to program, set up, and operate CNC milling machines to produce parts with intricate geometries and precise dimensions. The curriculum includes G-code programming, tooling and material selection, machine setup, and advanced machining techniques. Focus is placed on safety procedures, precision measurement, and efficient workflow management. Through a combination of theoretical instruction and hands-on projects, students will develop the competencies needed to succeed in the CNC milling industry. This course is ideal for those seeking to enhance their skills in advanced manufacturing technology.

Program Dates Program Days Program Times
10.02.2024 – 12.18.2024 Monday, Wednesday 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Program Length Program Instructor Program Cost
88 Total Hours James Cowart $749

CNC Lathe

This course offers an in-depth exploration of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) lathe operations, a critical component of precision machining. Students will learn to program, set up, and operate CNC lathes to produce high-quality parts with exact specifications. The curriculum covers G-code programming, tooling selection, machine calibration, and troubleshooting techniques. Emphasis is placed on safety protocols, precision measurement, and process optimization. Through hands-on projects and practical exercises, students will acquire the technical skills and knowledge needed to excel in the CNC machining industry. This course is designed for individuals aiming to advance their expertise in modern manufacturing technologies.

Program Dates Program Days Program Times
01.08.25 – 04.07.25 Monday, Wednesday 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Program Length Program Instructor Program Cost
88 Total Hours James Cowart $749

CNC Advanced

Program Dates Program Days Program Times
TBD
Program Length Program Instructor Program Cost
88 Total Hours James Cowart $749

Career Opportunities


Drill Press Operator
Manual Lathe Operator
Manual Mill Operator
CNC Lathe Operator
CNC Mill Operator
CNC Programmer
Inspector

Career Data


Our Placement Rate 89%
Median Hourly Earnings* $24
Completion/Retention Rate 100%
*Information provided by the .

Certifications


  • National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
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    Financial Assistance

     


    Financial assistance is available through the Tri County Tech Foundation for our Full-Time and many of our Flex programs. After you are accepted into a program, you will receive a financial assistance application. The form must be filled out and turned in with the most recent two months of pay stubs for every working member of your household.

    Our main goal for financial assistance at Tri County Tech is to assist financially disadvantaged students who would be unable to get the education they deserve. Assistance consists of grants, scholarships, and employment. An individual might participate in one or more resources, depending upon eligibility and need.

    We do not accept funds from FAFSA or PELL.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us!

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    Randall Jones

    Meet Randall.

    He’s our Adult Student Success Advisor. He’s a master at helping students find their perfect Tri County Tech program. Randall also works with local businesses in Bartlesville to help students apply to Tri County Tech.

    Randall.Jones@TriCountyTech.edu | 918.331.3269

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