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Precision Crafting and Repair


Programs in precision crafting and repair prepare people to make, modify, and repair precision items such as watches and jewelry.

Precision crafting and repair programs include topics such as:


In precision crafting and repair programs, students may be able to specialize in:


Many precision crafting and repair programs include paid apprenticeships. As an apprentice, students learn skills of the trade while working with experienced workers.


A few career and technical schools as well as a few community colleges offer certificate and associate degree programs in precision crafting and repair. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program of study by getting your high school diploma or GED.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

The following are examples of courses you might take in an undergraduate precision crafting and repair program:

Things to Know

Many precision crafting and repair programs are offered part time, with day and evening classes.

Some schools offer combined apprenticeship-degree programs. These programs typically take five years to complete. Students are awarded journeyman status as well as an associate degree.

Students may be required to buy their own tools.


King-Snohomish Area

North Seattle College

West Side Area

Skagit Valley College