CNC/Tool and Die Technologies

Program Number: 32-444-2
School Year: 2020-2021
Technical Diploma (2 year)
Campus: West Bend, Note: This program starts in Fall semester only.
This program is eligible for financial aid

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.

About the Program

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 opportunity to move up as they gain experience and skill quickly advance their career. 

What Students 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.

Number Title Crs
Semester 1
103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
439-307 Basic Machining 3
439-308 Manual Manufacturing 3
439-399 2D CAD Mold and Die Print Reading 2
444-302 CNC Controls 2
444-350 Basic Programming 3
804-360 Occupational Mathematics 1 2
890-101 College 101 2
Total 18
Semester 2
439-306 Basic Machining - Turning 2
444-310 Material Selection 1
444-311 Tooling and Workholding 2
444-340 Beginning CAM - Mastercam 2
444-342 Advanced CAM 2D 2
444-346 Design for 3D Machining 2
444-355 CNC Machining Center Programming 2
444-365 CNC Machining Center Operation 2
804-361 Occupational Mathematics 2 2
Total 17
Semester 3
439-324 Pierce and Die Making 3
439-329 Industrial Die Making 3
444-312 Product Engineering - Lean Manufacturing 1
444-343 Beginning CAM 3D 2
444-344 Advanced CAM 3D 2
444-375 Turning Center Operation 2
444-385 Turning Center Programming 2
804-362 Occupational Mathematics 3 2
Total 17
Semester 4
439-334 Single Cavity Mold Making 3
439-339 Industrial Mold Making 3
444-313 Product Manufacturing 2
444-386 Advanced Machining Center 2
444-391 Coordinate Measuring Machine 3
444-394 Advanced Turning Center 2
801-310 Occupational Communication 2
Total 17
Total Credits 69