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Career Area: Manufacturing
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 31-420-1
Approximately 1 Year to Complete
Credit Program
Average Annual Tuition: $4230

Machine Tool Operation Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

CNC Machine Operator
CNC Machinist
Prototype Development Specialist
Service Writer Mechanic
Tool Maker

Average Median Wage

$40798

Machine Tool Operation Programs

Machine tool operators shape metal to precise dimensions with machine tools. Skilled operators perform complex and varied machining operations on lathes, milling machines, drill presses, surface grinders, and other machine tools. This requires the planning and setting up of the correct sequences of machine operations from blueprints, layouts, and other instructions. The machine operator must precisely measure tolerance limits with micrometers, gauges, and other precision measuring instruments to assure that work meets specifications. Students learn these basic skills plus receive an introduction to computer numerical control (CNC). Skilled machine tool operators work in production departments of various industrial plants, in job shops, tool rooms, and in maintenance of production equipment.

Machine Tool Operation Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Madison College Machine Tool Operation at Madison College
Milwaukee Area Machine Tool Operation at Milwaukee Area
Nicolet College Machine Tool Operation at Nicolet College
Northcentral Machine Tool Operation at Northcentral
Northeast Machine Tool Operation at Northeast
Wisconsin Indianhead Machine Tool Operation at Wisconsin Indianhead