To help you get in on the action, TSTC offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Precision Machining Technology that requires about four semesters to complete. For those wishing to enter the workforce more quickly or add to an existing knowledge base, TSTC also offers a certification in machining, which requires just 39 hours to complete. This intense, hands-on program progresses through a series of machine tool operation courses to develop and challenge students’ skills using a variety of conventional and Computer Numerical Controlled machines. Students will also learn related skills such as precision measurement, blueprint reading and the heat treatment of metals, making them highly employable and work-ready from day one. Graduates can find jobs in commercial and military aircraft, medical and telecommunications equipment, automotive tool manufacturing and, of course, oil tool manufacturing.