Machinists are in demand
Texas is already the second-largest employer of machinists in the nation. Between now and 2028, there will be a 10% increase in the number of machinist jobs in Texas. Graduates can find careers in commercial and military aircraft, medical and telecommunications equipment, automotive tool manufacturing, and, of course, oil tool manufacturing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that more than 13,400 positions will need to be filled with skilled, qualified machinists through 2022.
TSTC offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Precision Machining Technology and can be completed in four semesters. For those who want to enter the workforce more quickly or add to their existing knowledge, TSTC also offers certification in machining. This intense, hands-on training consists of a series of machine tool operation courses to develop and challenge your skills using various conventional and Computer Numerical Controlled machines.