Program Description

This technical diploma program uses hands-on activities, creativity and problem-solving in the machine trades area of manufacturing. Students will learn the basic operations of machine tools found in the industry. As an Embedded Technical Diploma, this program fully ladders into the Machine Tool Technics Technical Diploma program.

Approximate Cost

$3,305
Tuition: $2295 , Books: $1010

Starting Salary

$26,000
Average, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
100%
at Antigo
100%
at Phillips

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Perform basic machine tool equipment set-up and operation
  • Apply precision measuring methods to part inspection
  • Interpret industrial/engineering drawings
  • Apply basic safety practices in the machine shop

Courses

The Basic Machining Technical Diploma is a 13 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

PRINT READING FOR THE MACHINE TRADES 1 2.00
PRECISION INSPECTION 1.00
MACHINE TOOL APPLICATIONS 1 5.00
MACHINE TOOL APPLICATIONS 2 5.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

Completing the Basic Machining Technical Diploma Earns You:

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.