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mold design certificate


    Program Number: 97-617-2
    School Year: 2019-2020
    Campus: West Bend, some courses available at the Fond du Lac campus.
    This program is NOT eligible for financial aid

    Program Description

    Mold designers utilize their creativity to develop mold designs for production environments.  They are typically detail oriented and have an interest in machines and mechanical processes.

    This certificate is designed to develop the mold and die cast die design skills of an individual who has completed the Mechanical Design Technology associate of applied science degree, has previous mold set-up or manufacturing experience, or a background in a machining role.  This would include journey person tool and die makers 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 are exposed to the concepts of lean manufacturing, as well as green sustainable technologies.

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

    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.

    Career Opportunities

    • Mold Designer
    • Die Cast Die Designer
    • Tool Designer
    • Product Designer

    Admission Process

    Visit the Admissions Page for details


    Number Title Crs
    Semester 1
    617-114 CAD 3-D, SolidWorks 3
    617-115 Jig and Fixture Design 3
    617-123 Advanced SolidWorks Assembly Modeling 3
    617-149 Tool Design 4
    617-152 Mold Design 2 3
    617-153 Mold Design 3 3
    Total 19

    Program Guide

    For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

    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.