Machine Tool Operation Technical Diploma | Northcentral Technical College

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Machine Tool Operation

Technical Diploma

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.

program at a Glance

Machine Tool Operation 36 Credit Technical Diploma

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo Fully Available
  • Medford General Studies Only
  • Phillips Fully Available
  • Spencer General Studies Only
  • Wittenberg General Studies Only

Approximate Cost

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

Average Starting Salary

$39,900 Annually, based on the 2016 NTC Graduate Employment Report.

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program Outcomes

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

Potential Careers

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

Course List

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Course List

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Transfer Opportunities

Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit www.ntc.edu/transfer for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.

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