Machine Tooling Technics Career Outlook

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Northwood Tech 2019-2020 Graduate Follow-Up Survey

Employed in Related Field


Employed in a Related Field


2019-2020 Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Program Snapshot Report (this statewide data may or may not include Northwood Tech graduates’ responses)

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$42,117 - $51,476

Range of Yearly Salary

Northwood Tech 2019-2020 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

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Machine Tooling Technics technical diploma at Northwood Tech, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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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Tia Dietz

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800.243.9482 ext. 5220


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Jennifer Bednarik

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800.243.9482 ext. 3195


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Jodi Saliny

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800.243.9482 ext. 4339


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Mary Glad

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243


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