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    tool and die technologies apprenticeship

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      Program Number: 50-439-4
      School Year: 2019-2020
      Apprenticeship
      Campus: West Bend
      This program is NOT eligible for financial aid

      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 262-335-5849.

      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 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

      • $134.20 per credit (resident)
      • $201.30 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

      Visit the Admissions Page for details

      Number         Title                                   Hours    Credits

       

        

      Semester 1

         

      420

      561

      Jigs and Fixtures

      18

       .5

      420

      572

      3D CAD*

      54

      1.5

      421

      804

      555

      582

      Blueprint Reading

      Mathematics 1 (or)

      36

      36

      1

      1

      804

      584

      Mathematics 3

       

       

      Semester 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

       

       

      Semester 3

        

      420

      520

      Mold Making

      36

      1

      420

      563

      Machine Technology

      36

      1

      420

      804

      580

      582

      2D CAD

      Mathematics 1 (or)

      36

      36

      1

      1

      804

      584

      Mathematics 3

       

       

      Semester 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

       

        
           
           
           
           
         
           

      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.