The associate's degree in precision machine technology (Machine Tool Metalworking Head Start Program) is a two-year curriculum designed for individuals seeking a solid background in manufacturing core experience and the opportunity to study a wide-range of skills and related disciplines necessary for positions in the current and future manufacturing industries. TE550 includes both theoretical and "hands on" laboratory experiences designed to compliment a four-year machinist or tool and die makers apprenticeship program. Areas of study include precision machining practices, maintenance machining, CNC/CAM/EDM, stamping dies, plastic injection mold making, and CAD.
Graduates will be qualified to fill thousands of unfilled, high paying, secure positions in the current high tech manufacturing job market. It is possible for students to obtain desirable positions before graduation. TE550 also contains the option of transferring to a four-year manufacturing degree program. TE550 is designed to accommodate both full- and part-time students. TE550 offers both day and evening classes in all areas of study.