Machine Tooling Technics
Program Number: 324205
Area of Study: Construction, Manufacturing and Maintenance
Financial Aid Available
Estimated Program Cost:
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.
Machine Tooling is on a career pathway that includes this two-year technical diploma, a one-year technical diploma and a certificate. All will prepare you for a good job and advanced training. Learn at your own pace and increase your earning potential with credentials that keep you moving on your career path.
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
Explore financial aid eligibility for Machine Tooling Technics.Machine Tooling Technics Testimonialshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTt4Fu0R1Xo
- View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.
- Attend an Advising, Application, Information & More (AAIM) Session to get started in the admission process.
- Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC.
Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.
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 program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.
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
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.
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 7.7% 62.5% 73.3% 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
Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019 Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions Chapter 2 Inc CNC Operator Lake Mills Edgerton Gear Machinist Edgerton MPI Wisconsin Fineblanking Tool & Die Maker Apprentice Deerfield
* - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org