As a Machine Tooling Technics student, you will:
- Gain skill sets that prepare you for careers in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) operation, and CNC programming.
- Acquire skills in tool and die making, quality control, precision and repair machining, and other high technical fields.
- Learn Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM).
- Use state-of-the-art machining centers, turning centers and Electrical Discharge Machines (EDM).
- Gain knowledge and skills necessary to design, build and inspect machined parts, injection mold and stamping die.
- Get hands-on training on high-tech work equipment.
- Learn skills in problem solving, team work, math, communication, and computers.
- Become a skilled craftsman.
Students in the Machine Tooling Technics program can attend full or part time.
Machine Tooling Technics Program classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison - Truax
Earning your two-year technical diploma in Machine Tooling Technics program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work in:
- Tool and Die Apprentice
- Mold Making Apprentice
- Millwright Apprentice
- Precision Machinist
- CNC Machinist
- CNC Programmer
- Machine Repair Specialist
With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:
- Journey-level Tool and Die Maker
- Journey-level Mold Maker
- Journey-level Millwright
- Shop Owner
- Shop Manager
- Industrial Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Industrial Sales Engineer
- Die and/or Mold Designer
Get training for high demand jobs, attractive pay and advancement opportunities.
- Entry level metalworkers can average $30,000-$45,000 with a two-year diploma.
- Precision machining can lead to an engineering or business degree.
- Experienced precision metalworkers earn from $40,000 to $75,000 annually.
- Advancement Opportunities to Manager, Teacher, Shop Owner.
- Ford Motor Co., Cadillac Motor Co., Brown & Sharpe, and Fairbanks Morse were all started by machinists.
Curriculum and Experience
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.First SemesterSecond SemesterThird SemesterFourth Semester
Earning a degree is a great way to advance your career development opportunities, so apply today!
International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.
Fall 2021 Application Dates
- Application available on September 15, 2020
- Application completion deadline is August 31, 2021
Fall 2022 Application Dates
- Application available on September 15, 2021
- Application completion deadline is August 31, 2022
1. Admission Application
The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.
2. Education Completion
Graduation from high school, completion of GED/HSED/GED02, or completion of an associate degree or higher is required; submit official transcripts for one of the following:
- High school or charter school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript) or GED02 transcript
- GED/HSED score report
- College transcript showing an associate degree or higher
3. Residency Requirements
Based on historical trends at Madison College a waitlist is not expected to form for this program. Therefore all applicants, regardless of residency status, are eligible for application review.
Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College.
MATC Machine Tooling Technics program graduates are prepared 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/or mold operations
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2018 2019 2020 Number of Program Graduates 13 8 15 Number of Surveys Sent 13 8 15 Number of Surveys Returned 1 5 11 Percent of Surveys Returned Available for Employment 0 5 9 Percent Available for Employment 0.0% 100.0% 81.8% Not in Labor Market 1 0 2 Percent Not in Labor Market 100.0% 0.0% 18.2% Available for Employment
2018 2019 2020 Graduates Employed 0 4 8 Percent of Graduates Employed 80.0% 88.9% Employed in Related Occupation 0 3 8 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 75.0% 100.0% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0 1 0 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 25.0% 0.0% Employed - No Response 0 0 0 Percent Employed - No Response 0.0% 0.0% Seeking Employment 0 1 1 Percent Seeking Employment 20.0% 11.1% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2018 2019 2020 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3 3.2 2.9 Number of Satisfaction Responses 1 5 11 Very Satisfied (4) 0 1 1 Percent Very Satisfied 0.0% 20.0% 9.1% Satisfied (3) 1 4 8 Percent Satisfied 100.0% 80.0% 72.7% Unsatisfied (2) 0 0 2 Percent Unsatisfied 0.0% 0.0% 18.2% Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2018 2019 2020 Number of Primary Reason Responses 1 5 11 Preparation for Getting a Job 0 3 4 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 0.0% 60.0% 36.4% Career Change 0 0 2 Percent Career Change 0.0% 0.0% 18.2% Improvement of Existing Skills 0 2 4 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.0% 40.0% 36.4% Preparation for Further Education 1 0 0 Percent Preparation for Further Education 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% Personal Interest 0 0 1 Percent Personal Interest 0.0% 0.0% 9.1% Other 0 0 0 Percent Other 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% When Employment was Obtained
2018 2019 2020 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 0 4 8 Before Enrollment 0 1 4 Percent Before Enrollment 25.0% 50.0% While Attending the College 0 0 2 Percent While Attending the College 0.0% 25.0% After Training at the College 0 3 2 Percent After Training at the College 75.0% 25.0% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2018 2019 2020 Number of Employment Location Responses 0 4 8 In College District 0 2 5 Percent In College District 50.0% 62.5% In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 2 2 Percent of In Wisconsin 50.0% 25.0% Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 0 Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.0% 0.0% Employer Location Unknown 0 0 1 Percent Location Unknown 0.0% 12.5% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2018 2019 2020 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 3 6 Average Monthly Wage $2,979 $3,238 Average Hourly Wage $17.32 $18.82 Average Work Hours per Week 43.3 45.4 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1 Average Hourly Wage $18.50 Average Work Hours per Week 30.0
Graduate Employers for academic year: 2020 Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions MPI Products LLC Tool & Die Apprentice Deerfield Placon Corporation Tool & Die Apprentice Plastic Ingenuity Inc Machinist Cross Plains Plastic Ingenuity Inc Die Maker Cross Plains Sussek Machine Corporation Production Technician Waterloo Sussex Tool and Supply Machinist Sussex Wegner Automotive CNC Machinist Markesan
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