The use of computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools is increasing throughout the manufacturing industry. Moraine Park’s CNC Tool and Die Technologies diploma prepares students for an in-demand and highly-skilled career in manufacturing with the opportunity to advance quickly.
The CNC / Tool and Die Technologies program prepares students to build and run mold dies and stamping dies; and perform advanced milling, drilling and lathe work. Students also practice precision surface grinding, precision measurement, and heat treating.
Courses in the CNC/Tool and Die Technologies program focus on programming and operation of CNC machine tools, including; coordinate measuring machines (CMM), vertical and horizontal machining centers, turning centers, electrical discharge machines (EDM), tooling and work holding, as well as, three-dimensional computer-aided machining.
Upon completion of the program, students will have completed all of their related training for the State of Wisconsin Tool and Die Technologies apprenticeship program.
Skilled machinists and tool and die makers are in great demand across the manufacturing industry. Workers in this field have the opportunity to move up as they gain experience and skills to quickly advance their careers.
What You’ll Learn
Through hands-on training, students in the CNC/Tool and Die Technologies program learn entry-level CNC machine programming, blueprint reading, two and three-dimensional computer-aided machining, computer-aided design (CAD), set up and operate molding and stamping presses, and use of high precision measuring equipment.
CNC / Tool and Die Technologies students gain hands-on experience by being involved in every phase of the manufacturing process. Students work from blueprints and CAD data to program equipment and inspect machined parts to exact tolerances.
Graduates of the CNC / Tool and Die Technologies program will have gained the necessary skills and knowledge to interpret part and material specifications, set up and operate various machine tools, use CAD/CAM software, program CNC machine tools at the machine, as well as use offline computer systems relating to a job shop or tool and die environment.
Workers in this field have the opportunity to quickly advance their careers as they gain experience and skill.
CNC Program and Tool and Die Technologies Jobs
- CNC Operator
- CNC Programmer
- CNC Toolmaker
- CNC Setup
- CNC Machinist
- Stamping Die Maker
- Mold Maker
- Jig and Fixture Maker
- CMM Operator/Programmer
- Graduates have advancement opportunities with additional work experience or education
Moraine Park’s admissions starts with the online application. The admissions steps and financial aid process can take 6-8 weeks for some programs, so plan ahead.
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The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors such as total credits required, textbooks and the financial aid you receive. Some programs have additional costs such as uniforms, technology and equipment.
- $143.45 per credit (resident)
- $215.18 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.
- Students must purchase a tool kit for approx. $4,146 for this program.
- Required books and supplies are an additional $1,506. New, used, and rental books may be an option.
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High school dual credit provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, without leaving their high school classroom. The courses are taught by certified high school instructors using technical college curriculum, grading policies and textbooks.
Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? Applying previously earned credits to a program of study can save you both time spent in the classroom and money spent on tuition and fees.
Financial Aid is provided to aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs with 28 credits or more. Processing can take 4-6 weeks after a student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received.
In this program, you will be charged for 2 credits of tuition for the course College 101. For financial aid purposes, this will count as 1 credit. If you enroll in less than full time credits for the semester you select to take this in, it will impact the amount of aid you are eligible to receive. Please work with your advisor to create the course schedule that will best meet your needs.