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Program Description

Learners set up and operate various types of manual and computer numerical controlled (CNC) machine tools. Learners machine piece parts, use precision measuring tools and instruments for parts inspection. The program encourages hands-on activities, creativity, problem solving and productivity in all phases of manufacturing. This program accepts new students on a full- or part-time basis. Potential occupations include: Job Shop Machinist, Machine Setup Operator, Maintenance Machinist, Tool & Die Apprentice, Jig and Fixture Builder, CNC Programmer.

Approximate Cost

$12,328
Tuition: $10696 , Books: $1632

Starting Salary

$31,200–$43,680
Average, based on the NTC Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Available

Program Overview Video

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
50-60%
at Antigo
10-20%
at Medford
50-60%
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 advanced tool, die and mold operations
  • Perform programming, set-up and operation of CNC machine tools
  • 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

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • CNC Programmer
  • Jig and Fixture Builder
  • Tool & Die Apprentice
  • Maintenance Machinist
  • Machine Setup Operator
  • Job Shop Machinist

Courses

The Machine Tool Technics Technical Diploma is a 58 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE SHOP 2.00
APPLIED MATHEMATICS 1 2.00
PRINT READING FOR THE MACHINE TRADES 1 2.00
PRECISION INSPECTION 1.00
MACHINE TOOL PROGRAMMING 1 1.00
MACHINE TOOL APPLICATIONS 1 3.00
MACHINE TOOL APPLICATIONS 2 5.00

Second Term

SOLIDWORKS 1 1.00
WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION 1.00
MACHINE TOOL CALCULATIONS 2.00
MACHINE TOOL APPLICATIONS 4 5.00
MACHINE TOOL APPLICATIONS 3 5.00

Third Term

MACHINE TOOL PROGRAMMING 2 1.00
MACHINE TOOL CAM PROGRAMMING 1.00
MACHINE TOOL APPLICATIONS 5 5.00
MACHINE TOOL APPLICATIONS 6 5.00
PRINT READING FOR THE MACHINE TRADES 2 1.00
GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING & TOLERANCING 1.00

Fourth Term

INTRODUCTION TO WELDING 1.00
MACHINE TOOL APPLICATIONS 7 5.00
MACHINE TOOL APPLICATIONS 8 5.00
APPLIED PHYSICS 3.00

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.

If you begin with one of the following programs, you will earn significant credit towards this Machine Tool Technics Technical Diploma:

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. The $30.00 application fee is being waived at this time.

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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.