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tool and die technologies apprenticeship

REQUEST INFORMATION

    Program Number: 50-439-4
    School Year: 2017-2018
    Apprenticeship
    Campus: West Bend

    Work Description

    Work in the machine tool trades incorporates a high degree of precision in the creation of various parts, fixtures and products utilized in the industry. Once primarily a metalworking trade, tool and die machining is now included in the plastics and wood industries. Almost all products used today have been influenced by the tool and die industry. From design specification and drawings, skilled workers in the tool and die/machine trades utilize power machining tools, hand tools, and computer-driven machines to create desired products.

    Application Information

    For apprenticeship application information, please contact a Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards Representative at 262-335-5326.

    Application Requirements

    Applicants should be 18 years of age and submit an apprentice/employer application to the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be physically able to perform required work practices safely. Classes in algebra, geometry, trigonometry and machine shop experience are beneficial.

    Years of            Trade/                           Work
    Apprentice       Apprenticeship             Hours

         5                 Tool and Die Maker       10,400
         4                 CNC Machinist                 8,320
         3                 EDM Operator                  6,240
         4                 Machinist                          8,320
         4                 Tool Maker                        8,320
         5                 Mold Maker                     10,400

    The apprentice training periods are listed above. Classes will be one day per week for two years. Students are required to complete a First Aid/CPR and Transition to Trainer class.

    Working Conditions

    Most businesses and manufacturers employing individuals in the Tool and Die Technologies areas are clean, well-lit and well-ventilated. Noise levels may be higher for some jobs. Safety glasses and steel-toed shoes are usually required.

    Tools And Equipment

    Individuals employed in the area of the Tool and Die Technologies provide many of their own hand tools, such as three or more sets of micrometers, vernier calipers, a pair of V blocks, protractors, scales, steel rulers, allen wrenches, open- and box-end wrenches, dial indicators, surface gauges, parallels, scribes, punches and depth gauges. Employers provide the machine tools such as milling machines and lathes.

    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.

    Program Outcomes

    • Practice safety regulations.
    • Interpret prints and specifications.
    • Perform trade math calculations.
    • Determine the effects of material type on machining.
    • Explain applications of the machine tool industry.
    • Operate a CAM system.
    • Operate a CAD system.

    Career Opportunities

    • Programmer
    • Tool Maker
    • Machinist
    • CNC Machinist
    • EDM Machinist
    • Tool and Die Maker
    • Designer
    • Die Maker
    • Mold Maker

    Admission Process

    • Obtain a job in the trade or profession you would like to apprentice.   
    • Obtain an employer who is willing to sponsor you.   
    • Complete an apprentice and employer application.   
    • Applications for this trade are available from the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (BAS) at 608-266-3135.   
    • Upon completion of the applications, a contract will be issued. The technical college will then notify you when classes will begin.   
    • Must be 18 years old.   

    Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

    Number

    Title

    Hours

    Credits

    Term 1

       

    420

    561

    Jigs and Fixtures

    18

    .5

    420

    572

    3D CAD*

    54

    1.5

    421

    555

    Blueprint Reading

    36

    1

    804

    582

    Mathematics 1 (or)

    36

    1

    804

    584

    Mathematics 3

     

     

    Term 2

       

    420

    565

    CNC

    54

    1.5

    420

    571

    Sinker/Wire EDM*

    54

    1.5

    804

    583

    Mathematics 2 (or)

    36

    1

    804

    585

    Mathematics 4

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Term 3

      

    420

    520

    Mold Making

    36

    1

    420

    563

    Machine Technology

    36

    1

    420

    580

    2D CAD

    36

    1

    804

    582

    Mathematics 1 (or)

    36

    1

    804

    584

    Mathematics 3

     

     

    Term 4

       

    420

    579

    Introduction to Computer-Aided Manufacturing*

    36

    1

    420

    586

    Die Making

    36

    1

    422

    505

    Metallurgy*

    36

    1

    804

    583

    Mathematics 2 (or)

    36

    1

    804

    585

    Mathematics 4

      
         

    Total Program Hours/Credits

    576

    16

    Required state paid instruction hours = 576

     

    Related Electives (Unpaid Related)

     

     

    455

    455

    *Transition to Trainer, Your Role as a Journeyworker

    8

    0.2

    531

    465

    *Heartsaver First Aid/CPR

    7

    0.2

    *Required

      

    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.