Precision Machining E-Degree


Precision Machining is one of the most vital, highly skilled careers needed keep America’s manufacturing quality second to none! As requested by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard, Lake Area Tech has formatted our outstanding Precision Machining program into a new online format option, in addition to our on-campus program. The online curriculum design allows individuals who are currently employed full-time to also be a part-time LATI student. After successfully completing the program, graduates can expect to advance to a highly paid, secure career as a machinist.

How does an E-Degree work?

As a Precision Machining E-Degree student, you'll take online courses through LATI's eLearning system. Most of your time learning will be done at home, so you’ll only spend limited time on campus.

Why an E-Degree?

LATI E-Degrees are "hybrid" – an innovative blend of distance and on-campus learning. What’s great about that is you can keep your day job (work, raise kids) and still get a degree. With hybrid education, you get maximum flexibility to study when and where you want, but you’ll still get the chance to learn on-campus with LATI instructors on selected projects.

How long will it take?

As an online student of our Precision Machining E-Degree program, you’ll complete your Associate of Applied Science degree over six semesters and two summers. During that time, you'll learn the working properties of metals, and how to use both manual and computer-controlled methods to produce machined products. While the majority of your studies will be online, you’ll come to campus every few weeks for hands-on learning projects using our 23 top-notch Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines.

Do you have what it takes to be a successful online learner? Find out by taking this brief survey covering topics related to online learning such as study habits, learning preferences, self-directedness, technology skills, and computer equipment capabilities. Upon completion of the survey, you’ll be given feedback regarding how successful you’d be an as online student based on the answers you provided. The survey is strictly a tool for you to use when weighing the pros and cons of online learning. The results are not used in determining your admission into the program, should you choose to apply. Why wait? Find out if online learning is for you by clicking here.

Earning an online degree in Precision Machining is possible! Give us a call today or contact us online with any questions you might have.

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