The Associate in Applied Science degree in precision machine technology (machine tool metalworking head start program) is a two-year curriculum designed for individuals seeking a solid background of 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 complement 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- or part-time students. TE550 offers both day and evening classes in all areas of study.