Manufacturing Technician Technical Diploma | Northcentral Technical College

Manufacturing Technician

Technical Diploma

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.

program at a Glance

Manufacturing Technician 30 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

$6,943 (Tuition: $5271, Books: $1672)

Average Starting Salary

$28,080 According to Economic Modeling Specialists International.

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program Outcomes

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

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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