Program Description

Learners set up and operate various types of manual machine tools and the programming of computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines. Learners will machine piece parts, use precision measuring tools and instruments for parts inspection, as well as equipment and setups using both conventional and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing standards. This program accepts new students on a full- or part-time basis. Potential occupations include: Production Machinist, Machine Setup Operator and Lathe Operator, Milling Machine Operator, Surface Grinder Operator. As an Embedded Technical Diploma, this program ladders fully into the Machine Tool Technics Technical Diploma program.

Approximate Cost

$7,969
Tuition: $6142 , Books: $1827

Starting Salary

$39,900
Average, based on the annual Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Available

Students Enjoy…

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
10-20 %
at Medford
100%
at Phillips
10-20 %
at Spencer
10-20 %
at Wittenberg
10-20 %
at Online

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

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Perform programming, set-up and operation of CNC machine tools
  • Perform basic machine tool equipment set-up and operation
  • Apply percision measuring methods to part inspection
  • Interpret industrial/engineering drawings
  • Apply basic safety practices in the machine shop

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Surface Grinder Operator
  • Milling Machine Operator
  • Lathe Operator
  • Machine Setup Operator
  • Production Machinist

Courses

The Machine Tool Operation Technical Diploma is a 30 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

APPLIED MATHEMATICS 1 2.00
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

Second Term

SOLIDWORKS 1 1.00
WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION 1.00
MACHINE TOOL CALCULATIONS 2.00
MACHINE TOOL PROGRAMMING 1 1.00
MACHINE TOOL APPLICATIONS 4 5.00
MACHINE TOOL APPLICATIONS 3 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 Machine Tool Operation Technical Diploma Earns You:

Additional Information

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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The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. A $30.00 non-refundable application fee is required. Pay at the time you apply or bypass to pay in person within a week of applying.

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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.