Machine Tooling Technics Career Outlook

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Graduates Employed


Northwood Tech 2022-2023 Graduate Follow-Up Survey

Employed in Related Field


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Northwood Tech 2022-2023 Graduate Follow-Up Survey


Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Tool and Die Mold Maker

Tool and Die Makers set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled and mechanically controlled machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments and tools.

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CNC Machinist

Develop programs to control machining or processing of metal or plastic parts by automatic machine tools, equipment or systems.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Machinist Apprentice

  • Machine Operator

  • Setup Person

  • Programmer

  • Maintenance Machinist

Hear From Graduates

"I make airplane parts and parts for fire nozzles, sprayer nozzles, and cleaning equipment. I also do work for a local welding shop. I’ve done some custom work, too, like parts for hot rods. It’s a good variety."

Andrew H., Machine Tooling Technics graduate


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