Machine Tool Technics Technical Diploma | Northcentral Technical College

Machine Tool Technics

Technical Diploma

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.

program at a Glance

Machine Tool Technics 68 Credit Technical Diploma

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

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

Approximate Cost

$13,941 (Tuition: $11689, Books: $2252)

Average Starting Salary

$38,506 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 precision measuring methods to part inspection
  • Perform basic machine tool equipment set-up and operation
  • Perform programming, set-up and operation of CNC machine tools
  • Perform advanced tool, die and mold operations

Potential Careers

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

Course List

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Transfer Opportunities

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