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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

  $1,000 Scholarships Available!

$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.

Career Opportunities

CNC Grinder

CNC Machinist

Cost Estimator

Machinist

Mill/Turn Programmer

Tool and Die Maker

Just the Facts

Machine Tooling Technics
66 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program //
Two Years

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire

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

   Financial Aid Eligible

   Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1

$

2,748

Term 2

$

2,967

Term 3

$

3,112

Term 4

$

2,850

Tools/Materials

$

1,012

Books

$

220

Estimated Total:  $12,909

 

  Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning. Explore your options today!

Program Courses

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 

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.

One-Year Technical Diploma

Machine Tool Operator

Two-Year Technical Diploma

Machine Tooling Technics

Machine Tooling Technics Outcomes

Are you looking to advance your career, learn a new skill, or try something new? CVTC offers a wide variety of courses from beekeeping to leadership training and everything in between. Courses provided include for-credit and non-credit courses.

// Gainful Employment Data      // Program Outcomes

 

100%
Employed

100% of our recent Machine Tooling Technics graduates get a job in the industry.

 

$42K
Yearly Salary

Our recent Machine Tooling Technics graduates reported an average starting salary of $41,765.

 

162
Regional Jobs

There are 162 job openings in the CVTC district for the Machine Tooling Technics industry.

 

Transfer
Credits to Other Institutions

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

 

Focus On Student Success

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

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

Industrial Mechanic, Technical Diploma

Industrial Mechanical Technician, Associate Degree

Machine Tool Operator, 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

NIMS Accreditation Logo

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