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Tool and Die Making
Technical Diploma
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
Oak Creek Campus
Program Code: 32-439-1

 

For Information: 414-571-4500

Overview — Tool and Die Making is a four-semester, full-time day program. The coursework is designed to prepare you for a career in one of the many fields in tool and die making. Graduates receive a technical diploma and will be able to seek employment in the following career areas: mold making, stamping die making, jig and fixture building, tool-room machinist and precision machining. During the second year of the program, three options for the shop courses are available to choose from, allowing you to experience hands-on practice in stamping die and mold making, special die making or special mold making.


Career Outlook
— There is an ongoing need for highly skilled metalworkers. Tool and die makers, model makers and mold makers all are in high demand. MATC has an excellent placement record for its tool and die graduates. Program graduates typically work in tool and die making, in model making, or as tool room machinists.


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to:

  • Use basic tool room machines to work metal to close tolerances
  • Correctly and precisely measure your work
  • Interpret engineering drawings
  • Perform mathematical computations typical of tool room applications
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of computer numerical control programming used in tool and die making


Preparation for Admission — The following is required for admission to the program:

  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

Skills that will contribute to your success in the program include manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination, the ability to work independently, and pride in craftsmanship. A high school diploma or GED is recommended.


Possible Careers:
Tool and Die Maker
Mold Maker

Related Programs:
Computer Numerical Control Machine Operator/Programmer
Industrial Engineering Technician
Machine Tool Operations

Start Dates: August/January

Curriculum effective 2013-14. 

SIXTEEN-WEEK TERMS

Credits

 

 

ENG-347

Communications 2 

1

MACHTL-300

Engine Lathe 1 (4 weeks)

3

MACHTL-301

Engine Lathe 2 ‡ (4 weeks)

3

MACHTL-309

Manual Vertical Milling Machining 1 (4 weeks)

3

MACHTL-310

Manual Vertical Milling Machining 2 ‡ (4 weeks)

3

 

MACHTL-360

Metrology

1

 

 

MACHTL-367

Machine Tool Technology 

1

MACHTL-384

Machine Trades Mathematics 1

1

 

 

MDRAFT-385

Machine Blueprint Reading 1

1

 

 

MACHTL-304

Introduction to CNC Programming ‡

 1

 

 

 

MACHTL-320

Introduction to CNC Turning Centers ‡ (6 weeks)

4

 

 

 

MACHTL-322

Introduction to CNC Vertical Machining Centers ‡ (6 weeks)

4

 

 

 

MACHTL-325

Surface Grinding ‡ (6 weeks)

4

 

 

 

MACHTL-385

Machine Trades Mathematics 2 ‡

1

 

 

MACHTL-391

Quality Control ‡

1

 

MDRAFT-386

Machine Blueprint Reading 2 ‡

1

 

 

 

SOCSCI-330

Applied Economics and Human Relations

1

 

 

 

MACHTL-386

Machine Trades Mathematics 3 ‡ 

1

 

 

 

TDMKG-366

CNC Programing 2 ‡

1

 

 

 

MTLGY-301

Basic Heat Treatment of Metals

1

 

 

 

TDMKG-360

Basic Die Making Technology

1

 

 

TDMKG-371

Stamping Die Making 1 (6 weeks)

4

 

 

 

TDMKG-372

Stamping Die Making 2 (6 weeks)

4

 

 

TDMKG-373

Stamping Die Making 3 (6 weeks)

4

 

 

MACHTL-387

Machine Trades Mathematics 4 ‡

 1

 

 

TDMKG-361

Advanced Die Making Technology ‡

 1

 

 

 

TDMKG-367

Basic CAD/CAM ‡

 1

 

 

 

TDMKG-362

Cavity Die Technology

 1

 

 

 

TDMKG-381

Moldmaking 1 

 4

 

 

 

TDMKG-382

Moldmaking 2 

 4

 

 

 

TDMKG-383

Moldmaking 3 

 4

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 66

 

 

 

Prerequisite required.

  Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

  For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2013.