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die design certificate

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    Program Number: 97-617-1
    School Year: 2017-2018
    Certificate
    Campus: West Bend, some courses available at the Fond du Lac campus.

    Program Description

    Creativity and accuracy come together in the die design profession, where detail-oriented machinists develop die designs for production environments.

    Moraine Park's Die Design Certificate focuses on metal stamping die design skills and is custom-made for individuals who have completed the Mechanical Design Technology associate of applied science degree, have previous die set-up or manufacturing experience, or have a background in machining. This includes journey workers in the tool and die making trade who are interested in moving into a design role in their field.

    Representatives from business and industry have identified skills that are essential to success in manufacturing. Students will be expected to demonstrate the Critical Core Manufacturing Skills (CCMS) throughout all the manufacturing classes. These skills include: work cooperatively, work productively, listen effectively, demonstrate a positive attitude, maintain a safe work environment, demonstrate integrity, communicate clearly, follow directions, apply problem solving strategies, apply mathematical reasoning, think critically and adapt to change. Students learn the concepts of lean manufacturing and green sustainable technologies.

    Graduates are prepared to enter the industry as designers working on new die tooling projects. Employers are seeking individuals who have the strong skills and knowledge base provided by this certificate.

    Approximate Costs

    • $132.20 per credit (resident)
    • $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
    • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
    • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

    Career Opportunities

    • Die Designer
    • Tool Designer
    • Product Designer

    Career Pathways

    Career Pathways offer a guide to help you achieve your education and employment goals. With short-term education options based on stackable credits, Career Pathways allow you to build upon your education goals as you plan your career advancement. At each step of the way, your classes will stack to more advanced certificates and diplomas, earning industry recognized credentials that provide you potentially new employment opportunities.

    Admission Process

    • Submit the college admission application.   
    • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
    • Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss order of courses and prerequisites (required for this program).   

    Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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    Courses

    NumberTitleCrs
    Term 1
    617-114CAD 3-D, SolidWorks3
    617-115Jig and Fixture Design3
    617-123Advanced SolidWorks Assembly Modeling3
    617-147Die Design 23
    617-148Die Design 33
    617-149Tool Design4
    Total19
     

    Academic Planner

    Current students, please see your Advisor for your academic planner.

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

    *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

    For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.