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We’re so confident in the quality of our Industrial Systems and Precision Machining Technology programs that you will find a job within six months of graduation – or we will refund your tuition.

We focus on your employment success by throwing out “traditional” college practices and restructuring our college to meet the needs of the state’s workforce. The Money-Back Guarantee for our Industrial Systems and Precision Machining Technology programs reinforces our commitment to prepare and place highly skilled, technically competent graduates in the workforce.



Industrial Systems

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Industrial Systems (IST)

A degree in Industrial Systems could best be defined as the “jack of all trades” in electrical and mechanical applications. As an industrial machinery expert, it will be your job to keep facilities running safely and efficiently. Learn the broad range of skills needed to repair and maintain hydraulic systems, pneumatic equipment, conveyor systems, electrical and mechanical controls and more.

Precision Machining Technology (PMT)

Precision machinists are skilled artisans who create parts to fit a need. In precision machining, a tool or piece of hardware is made from a material to create a needed part. Machinists help create these parts used in everything from automobile production to surgical devices and aircraft parts. It’s a job that has an application in every industry.

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Median Annual Wage
(May 2021)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Projected Job Growth (2021–2031)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
IST/PMT grads secure a job within a month of graduation
Source: TSTC Alumni Placement Data

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Industrial Systems
If you don't want to focus your talents on one subject, learn it all!
Precision Machining Technology
If you're into computers and tools, this will be the right fit for you.

IST and PMT in the Spotlight

May 22, 2023
Art of machining motivates student in TSTC’s Precision Machining Technology
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – There is an artistry that goes into the job of a machinist, and that caught the eye of Rene Garay Jr. Garay is studying for an Associate of Applied Science degree in Precision Machining Technology at Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus. Two years ago he was first introduced to machining by...
July 12, 2022
TSTC Industrial Systems students benefit from instructor’s years of experience
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – When Brian Weakley was driving the 45 miles between Needville and Houston in his former role as a maintenance manager, he would pass the current site of Texas State Technical College’s campus in Fort Bend County every day. “I watched it being built,” he said. In 2019, Weakley was hired as a...
June 16, 2022
TSTC Industrial Systems student reinforces training with Frito-Lay internship
Industrial Systems instructor celebrates student’s work ethic (ROSENBERG, Texas) – Tommy Barrett used to watch — with great curiosity — when mechanics would disassemble and troubleshoot hydraulic pumps and motors in the cardboard balers that were used at a grocery store chain. It was enviably different from Barrett’s position: stocking shelves in the dairy section....
May 19, 2023
TSTC partners with Bell Textron for learning opportunities
(RED OAK, Texas) – Texas State Technical College has partnered with Fort Worth-based aerospace manufacturer Bell Textron to provide learning and growth opportunities for some of its students through an apprenticeship program.  The program will partner TSTC students in certain technologies at the North Texas campus with a senior Bell Textron technician who they will...
May 14, 2023
TSTC’s Precision Machining Technology program embraces sustainability
(WACO, Texas) – As the boundaries are pushed in manufacturing, it is critical to do so in a way that is mindful of the environment. Texas State Technical College’s Precision Machining Technology program continues to look for sustainable ways to teach students. The program at the Waco campus has been working to be more sustainable...
June 28, 2022
Carson knew TSTC’s Industrial Systems program was perfect choice for future career
(ABILENE, Texas) – After researching Texas State Technical College’s Industrial Systems program, Jayden Carson knew it was a perfect fit. The Blanket native is studying for an Associate of Applied Science degree with plans to work in the Brownwood area after graduation. Carson said one of the reasons he knew it was the right choice...

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I am ready for my career. This is a great place to come for two years and get a job with the right pay.
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Scheduled to graduate in 2025, Cybersecurity
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I learned that the program was close to home, family-oriented, and I wanted to be a part of that while I studied for a nursing career.
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