Students learn to set up and operate various types of manual machine tools and the programming of computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines. Students will learn to 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, 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 at a Glance
- Wausau Fully Available
- Antigo Fully Available
- Medford General Studies Only
- Phillips Fully Available
- Spencer General Studies Only
- Wittenberg General Studies Only
Approximate Cost$7,530 (Tuition: $6068, Books: $1462)
Average Starting Salary$34,580 Annually, based on the 2014 NTC Graduate Employment Report.
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- 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
- Production Machinist
- Machine Setup Operator
- Lathe Operator
- Milling Machine Operator
- Surface Grinder Operator
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