Machine Tool Operation

22

Recent Graduates

There are 22 recent graduates of this Madison College program.

99%

Student Satisfaction

99% of our recent graduates report they are satisfied with their Madison College education.

Technical Diploma

Program Number: 314201

Credits: 34

Area of Study: Construction, Manufacturing and Maintenance

Delivery Method:
100% In Person*

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $4,722.60
Materials/Supplemental Costs
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$1,275.40
Other Costs
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$0.00
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Total Estimated Program Costs*:
Overview

As a Machine Tool Operations student, you will:

  • Be introduced to Computer Numerical Control (CNC), Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM).
  • Acquire skills in basic machining such as milling, manual lathes, and drill presses.
  • Learn blueprint reading, measurement, quality control, precision and repair machining. 
  • Gain knowledge and skills necessary to build and inspect machined parts. 
  • Get hands-on training in a high-tech work environment.
  • Problem solve, team work, math, communication, and computers.  
  • Prepares students for employment in the machining and metalworking industries. 
  • Build skills needed to become a skilled craftsman.  

Program Details

Students in the Machine Tool Operations program can attend full or part time.

Machine Tool Operations Program classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for Machine Tool Operations.

Machine Tooling Technics Testimonials
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTt4Fu0R1Xo

Admission

To Apply

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 

Questions?

Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210. 

Curriculum

The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2020-2021 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.

Transfer

There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.

Outcomes

Madison College Machine Tool Operations program graduates are prepared to:  

Ethics/Interpersonal Skills

  • Demonstrate professional ethics: honesty, respect, teamwork, reliability, initiative when dealing with coworkers and supervisors.

Communication Skills

  • Communicate effectively both in written and verbal formats to customers.

Metrology, Quality Principles and Practices, (Science of Measurement)

  • Perform accurate measurements to insure parts meet specifications in the production of precision components.

Basic Machining/Safety

  • Display organizational skills in set up and safe operation of basic machine tools.

Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Machining

  • Program and use CAD/CAM computer systems to create tool paths for operation of computerized mills, lathes, and Electric Discharge Machines (EDM).

Tool Making (Manufacture)

  • Design, machine and assemble molds and dies.

Business Economics

  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility, accountability, and efficiency to contribute to a productive and profitable business operation.

Applied Engineering/Math & Science Skills

  • Apply technical knowledge to read and interpret blueprints; solve math problems; and use appropriate metal and processes for component production.
Careers

Earning your One-Year Technical Diploma in Machine Tool Operations program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work in:  

  • Machine Operator 
  • Repair/Precision Machinist
  • CNC Machinist
  • 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
  • Educator
  • Tool and Die Apprentice
  • Mold Making Apprentice
  • Millwright Apprentice
  • CNC Programmer

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.

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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    201720182019
    Number of Program Graduates211222
    Number of Surveys Sent201222
    Number of Surveys Returned18920
    Percent of Surveys Returned90.00%75.00%90.90%
    Available for Employment859
    Percent Available for Employment44.40%55.60%45.00%
    Not in Labor Market10411
    Percent Not in Labor Market55.60%44.40%55.00%
    Available for Employment

    201720182019
    Graduates Employed858
    Percent of Graduates Employed100.00%100.00%88.90%
    Employed in Related Occupation545
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation62.50%80.00%62.50%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation313
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation37.50%20.00%37.50%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Seeking Employment001
    Percent Seeking Employment0.00%0.00%11.10%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    201720182019
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.13.53.4
    Number of Satisfaction Responses10612
    Very Satisfied (4)135
    Percent Very Satisfied10.00%50.00%41.70%
    Satisfied (3)937
    Percent Satisfied90.00%50.00%58.30%
    Unsatisfied (2)000
    Percent Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)000
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    201720182019
    Number of Primary Reason Responses18820
    Preparation for Getting a Job633
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job33.30%37.50%15.00%
    Career Change121
    Percent Career Change5.60%25.00%5.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills214
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills11.10%12.50%20.00%
    Preparation for Further Education829
    Percent Preparation for Further Education44.40%25.00%45.00%
    Personal Interest103
    Percent Personal Interest5.60%0.00%15.00%
    Other000
    Percent Other0.00%0.00%0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    201720182019
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses826
    Before Enrollment202
    Percent Before Enrollment25.00%0.00%33.30%
    While Attending the College522
    Percent While Attending the College62.50%100.00%33.30%
    After Training at the College102
    Percent After Training at the College12.50%0.00%33.30%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    201720182019
    Number of Employment Location Responses868
    In College District755
    Percent In College District87.50%83.30%62.50%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District102
    Percent of In Wisconsin12.50%0.00%25.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin000
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown011
    Percent Location Unknown0.00%16.70%12.50%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201720182019
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count323
    Average Monthly Wage$2,895 $3,096 $2,977
    Average Hourly Wage$16.83 $18.00 $17.31
    Average Work Hours per Week42.343.543.3
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count221
    Average Hourly Wage$13.25 $15.00 $16.25
    Average Work Hours per Week202125
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Lemke Motorsports CNC Machinist Helenville
    MPI Products LLC Machine Operator Deerfield
    Plastic Ingenuity Inc Machinist Cross Plains
    Plastic Ingenuity Inc Machinist Trainee Cross Plains

    * - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

    *** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at jobpostings@madisoncollege.edu