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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.
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$1,000 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.
Tool and Die Maker
Tool and Die Maker
Machine Tooling Technics
63 Credit Technical Diploma
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Financial Aid Eligible
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Estimated Total: $12,742*
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These are a few of the courses you will 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 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. Learn more about Career Pathways.
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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.
100% of our recent Machine Tooling Technics graduates got a job in the industry.
Our recent Machine Tooling Technics graduates reported an average starting salary of $47,540.
There are 372 job openings in the CVTC district for the Machine Tooling Technics industry.
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The CVTC Machine Tool program is going to be a stepping stone to bigger things for me. I’ve always liked machinery and this is something that can really help me in that interest.
–Peter, Machine Tooling Technics Student
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.
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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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This program is accredited by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS).
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