Machine Tooling Technics
54 Credits | 2 Years
Career Cluster: Manufacturing
This program will be modified for the 2022-2023 academic year pending WTCS approval. Please contact an Admissions Advisor if interested or have questions (Admissions Advisors)
Machining is a well-paid highly skilled job. Being a Machinist can lead to many different paths in industry. Machinists are in high demand.
The Machine Tooling Technics program emphasizes mold and toolmaking for the plastic injection molding industry including using computerized machining equipment. You will use basic machining skills along with math and print reading. You will gain skills in precision measurement, metallurgical processes, in-depth programming, operation on CNC milling machines and lathes, shop theory courses in toolmaking and CAD/CAM operation.
Machine Tooling Technics graduates will be able to:
- 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 tool, die, and mold operations
Being able to program CNC equipment as well as learning programs such as SolidWorks and Master Cam will make you a sought after employment candidate for area employers.
Learn by doing.
Machine Tooling Technics is offered on the New Richmond campus. Classes are On Site.
The Machine Tooling Technics two-year technical diploma includes two embedded technical diploma options. After the first year, you will earn an Entry Level Machining Diploma. After the third semester, you will earn a Multi-Axis CNC Milling Diploma.
The majority of the laboratory projects are hands on. For example, you will learn to physically produce a part from a blue print.
As a Machine Tooling Technics student at Northwood Tech, you will have access to instructors with years of machining experience in a variety of industries.
Program-specific courses include, Theory for Machine Shop, Materials for Machine Tooling Technics, Print Reading for Machine Trades, CAD Basics using SolidWorks, CAD/CAM Demo using Mastercam.
This technical diploma is embedded in the Machine Tooling Technics program.
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Admissions and Tuition
Northwood Tech has a simple admissions process that can be completed in one visit. To start the process, simply fill out the application form along with a $30 application fee. After you've successfully submitted your application, your next step is to schedule an admissions meeting with a Northwood Tech counselor to discuss your goals and expectations. That's it!
Tuition and Fees
Northwood Tech breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2021-22*
Machine Tooling Technics
57 Credits | 2 Years
$2,350 for tools, supplies and uniforms
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the Northwood Tech Machine Tooling Technics Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain technical diplomas in Entry Level Machining, Multi-Axis CNC Milling and Machine Tooling Technics.