The Machine Tool and Tool & Die programs are excellent for people who have strong mathematical skills, can maintain high quality standards, enjoy design work and like working with computers.
Student enrolled in the Machine Tool and Tool & Die programs will learn machine tool safety, precision measurement, drill press and band saw operation, lathe turning, electronic discharge machine operation, vertical and horizontal milling, grinding, CNC programming, project planning, heat treating, jigs and fixture design and making, die design and making, gage design, mold design and making.
Selected job titles include:
Tool & Die Maker
Numeric Tool and Process Control Programmer
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Numeric Control Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Combination Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders
These positions are generally found in manufacturing facilities or small tool and die or machine shops. This industry is tightening due to globalization, therefore, these positions are competitive. Program graduates can expect incomes generally ranging from $28,000 - $43,000 per year.
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