Basic Machining

Technical Diploma

This technical diploma 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 Operation and Machine Tool Technics Technical Diplomas.

program at a Glance

Basic Machining 13 Credit Technical Diploma

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo Fully Available
  • Medford -
  • Phillips Fully Available
  • Spencer -
  • Wittenberg -

Approximate Cost

$3,004 (Tuition: $2047, Books: $957)
For financial aid eligibility, please contact us.

Average Starting Salary

$20,800 According to Economic Modeling Specialists International.

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program Outcomes

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

Course List

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Course List

Transfer Opportunities

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