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Machine Tooling Technics Overview

If you have good mechanical skills and enjoy building or crafting items, check out CVTC’s Machine Tooling Technics program! You can earn a technical diploma in 18-20 months. This program offers training for employment in CNC programming, CNC machining, CNC operation, mold making, and quality-control inspection. This program is four days a week for 64 weeks.

You will learn the following:

  • Operation, setup, and programming of industrial computerized machine tools, milling machines, machining centers, and turning centers
  • CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided machining) to manufacture parts
  • How to operate industrial-sized manual machine tools, including engine lathes, milling machines, and grinding machines
  • The high skill it takes to hold precision tolerances with machine tools
  • The process of chip removal and applied physics

Scholarships Available!

$500 scholarships are available for new first semester, full time students enrolled in CVTC’s Advanced Machine Tool Technology program! All you need to do is successfully complete your first semester with 90% attendance and a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship is funded by Gene Haas Foundation for CVTC Advanced Machine Tool Technology Students.

To learn more, call 715-833-6300.

Career Opportunities

CNC Grinder

CNC Machinist

Cost Estimator

Machinist Programmer

Mill/Turn Programmer

Tool and Die Maker

Graduate Employers

Hudson Machine & Tool

MRS Machining Company


Prototype Solutions Group

Riverside Machine & Engineering

Schmit Prototypes

Just the Facts

Machine Tooling Technics
62 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program //
Two Years

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire

Program Location //
August, October, January, March, and June

Start Months //
August, October, January, March, and June

Next Start Date //
June 12, 2023

Start Dates //
August, October, January, March, and June


Financial Aid Eligible


Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

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 Estimated Total: $13,590

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Machine Tooling Technics Classes Start In

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you can take in the Machine Tooling Technics program.

CAM for CNC Lathe
Students will develop and apply skills in creating part geometry, generate tool paths using facing, rough, finish, groove, thread, drilling, cut-off, and lathe live tooling.

Advanced CNC Turning Processes
Students will develop and apply setup and programming skills using CNC turning centers with live tooling capabilities.

Competitive Machining Techniques
The theories that will be applied in this course will include High Speed Machining (HSM), Hard Milling, Live Tooling on the Lathe, Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM), Fixture Creation, and Program Optimization.

Earn Credentials Along the Way

Career Pathways 

Career Pathways are a clear, manageable way to access education that provides employer-recognized, stackable credentials tied to specific jobs, education, and career progression. Career Pathways are beneficial to high school students and teachers, parents, adult students, and employers.

One-Year Technical Diploma

Machine Tool Operator

Two-Year Technical Diploma

Machine Tooling Technics

Machine Tooling Technics Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.

// Program Outcomes


88% of our recent Machine Tooling Technics graduates got a job in the industry.


Yearly Salary

Our recent Machine Tooling Technics graduates reported an average starting salary of $48,825.


Regional Jobs

There are 151 job openings in the CVTC district for the Machine Tooling Technics industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

Transfer your CVTC credits to another institution to continue your education. Explore transfer agreements.


Focus On Student Success

My favorite part has been making the parts on the CNC computerized machines. Programming it on the computer, then seeing it come through the machine, it’s like seeing all your work come to fruition.

Peter, Machine Tooling Technics Student

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.

Degrees & Diplomas

Automation Engineering Technology, Associate Degree

Machine Tool Operator, Technical Diploma

Mechatronics Specialist, Associate Degree

Mechatronics Technician, Technical Diploma

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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Program Accreditation

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This program is accredited by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS).