Program Description

The Manufacturing Technician Technical Diploma program prepares students for a variety of entry-level careers in manufacturing. The program gives students skills in both manual welding and manual machining, making them more marketable to potential employers. Equipment used in the machine tool courses will be the drill press, powered cut-off saw, elementary lathe, mills and pedestal grinders. Using this equipment, learners will focus on speeds and feeds, basic work holding devices and cutting tools. The welding courses will provide a solid foundation for a single manual process of the student's choice.

Approximate Cost

$7,248
Tuition: $5642 , Books: $1606

Starting Salary

$28,080
Average, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International

Financial Aid

Available

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
20-30 %
at Medford
100%
at Phillips
20-30 %
at Spencer
20-30 %
at Wittenberg
20-30 %
at Online

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

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Demonstrate good work ethic and teamwork
  • Execute principles of weldment inspection and procedures
  • Interpret welding prints, material specifications and procedures
  • Set up, operate and maintain common cutting processes to industrial standards
  • Apply accepted principles in using welding-related tools and fabrication equipment
  • Set up, operate and maintain common welding machines and equipment to industrial standards
  • Use most current guidelines and safety precautions in all welding laboratory activities
  • Machine basic piece parts on manual machine tools
  • Inspect parts to ensure parts meet specifications
  • Perform basic set-up operations on commonly used machine tools

Courses

The Manufacturing Technician Technical Diploma is a 31 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

THINK CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY 3.00
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

INTRODUCTION TO WELDING 2.00
WELD PRINT READING 2.00
GAS METAL ARC WELDING 3.00
WELD INSPECTION & TESTING 1.00
SAFETY IN MANUFACTURING 1.00
THERMAL CUTTING 1.00
2D MECHANICAL CAD 1.00
LEAN MANUFACTURING FUNDAMENTALS 2.00
APPLIED MATHEMATICS 1 2.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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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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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.