Tool and Die Technologies Apprenticeship

Program Number: 50-439-4
School Year: 2020-2021
Apprenticeship
Campus: West Bend
This program is NOT eligible for financial aid

Earn money working in the field and gain hands-on training paid for by your employer in the Tool and Die Technologies apprenticeship program at Moraine Park Technical College.

About the Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships allow you to earn money while learning a trade, primarily on the job (and one day a week in the classroom) by working in the tool and die industry. Through Moraine Park’s Tool and Die Technologies apprenticeship, students work in the machine tool trade, gaining insight into the high degree of precision needed 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.

What You'll Learn

Participants in the tool and die maker apprenticeship practice safety regulations, learn how to 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 and operate a CAD system.

The apprentice training periods include classes held one day a week for two years. Students are also required to complete a First Aid/CPR and Transition to Trainer class.

Application Information
Application Requirements
Training Period
Working Conditions
Tools & Equipment
Approximate Costs
Program Outcomes
Career Opportunities
Admission Process
Transfer Opportunities
Additional Information
Application Information

For apprenticeship application information, please contact a Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards Representative at 262-335-5849.

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 & 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
  • $136.50 per credit (resident)
  • $204.75 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

Apprentice students do not complete standard admissions with Moraine Park. Interested students should contact:

Tim Budda, Apprenticeship Training Representative
Phone:262-335-5849
Email: timothy.budda@dwd.wisconsin.gov

 


    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

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    NumberTitleCrs
    Semester 1
    420-561Jigs and Fixtures.5
    420-5723D CAD1.5
    421-555Blueprint Reading1
    804-582Mathematics 11
     - OR - 
    804-584Mathematics 31
    Total 4
     
    Semester 2
    420-565CNC1.5
    420-571Sinker/Wire EDM1.5
    804-583Mathematics 21
     - OR - 
    804-585Mathematics 41
    Total 4
     
    Semester 3
    420-520Mold Making1
    420-563Machine Technology1
    420-5802D CAD1
    804-582Mathematics 11
     - OR - 
    804-584Mathematics 31
    Total 4
     
    Semester 4
    420-579Introduction to Computer Aided Manufacturing1
    420-586Die Making1
    422-505Metallurgy1
    804-583Mathematics 21
     - OR - 
    804-585Mathematics 41
    Required state paid instruction hours = 576
    Total 4
     
    Related Electives (Unpaid Related)
    455-455Required - Transition to Trainer, Your Role as a Journeyworker.2
    531-465Required - Heartsaver First Aid/CPR.15
    Total N/A
     
    Total Credits16
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