Tuesday – November 21, 2017

Tool and Die Making (2017-2018)

Technical Diploma
School of Technology and Applied Sciences / Manufacturing Career Cluster

Oak Creek Campus
Downtown Milwaukee Campus (Year One only)
Program Code: 32-439-1

 

For Information: 414-297-6315
Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Overview — This is a four-semester, full-time, day program; the first two semesters are common with the one-year Machine Tool Operations program.

All courses within the first year are based on the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Level One Skill Standards in nine separate skill areas. During the third and fourth semesters, students learn how to build and sample basic stamping dies and plastic injection molds.

Graduates earn a two-year technical diploma and are employable in the following career areas: mold making, stamping die making, jig and fixture building, tool-room machinist and precision machining.

Attributes that will contribute to your success include a high mechanical aptitude, spatial relationship abilities, attention to details, organizational skills, manual dexterity and mathematical skills. Credit may be given for work experience.


Career Pathway — This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Work continues to develop the program into a fully embedded Career Pathway.

Career Outlook — There is an ongoing need for highly skilled metalworkers. Tool and die makers, tool room machinists and mold makers are in high demand. MATC has an excellent placement record for its tool and die graduates. Program graduates may consider apprenticeships as the next step.

View gainful employment data about this program

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to:

  • Set up and 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 (CNC) programming and CNC machine tools 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

A high school diploma or GED is recommended.

 
Possible Careers
Tool and Die Maker
Mold Maker
 

Related Programs
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technician
Machine Tool Operations

 
Start Dates: August/January

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 
( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

SIXTEEN-WEEK TERMS

Credits

 

 

 

 

(1)  MACHTL-300

Engine Lathe 1 (4 weeks)

3

     
 

(1)  MACHTL-301

Engine Lathe 2 ‡ (4 weeks)

3

     
 

(1)  MACHTL-309

Manual Vertical Milling Machining 1 (4 weeks)

3

     
 

(1)  MACHTL-310

Manual Vertical Milling Machining 2 ‡ (4 weeks)

3

     

 

(1)  MACHTL-360

Metrology

1

 

 

 

 

(1)  MACHTL-367

Machine Tool Technology 

1

     
 

(1)  MACHTL-384

Machine Trades Mathematics 1

1

 

 

 

 

(1)  MDRAFT-385

Machine Blueprint Reading 1

1

 

 

 

 

(2)  MACHTL-304

Introduction to CNC Programming ‡

1

 

 

 

 

(2)  MACHTL-320

Introduction to CNC Turning Centers ‡ (6 weeks)

4

 

 

 

 

(2)  MACHTL-322

Introduction to CNC Vertical Machining Centers ‡ 
(6 weeks)

4

 

 

 

 

(2)  MACHTL-325

Surface Grinding ‡ (6 weeks)

4

 

 

 

 

(2)  MACHTL-385

Machine Trades Mathematics 2 ‡

1

 

 

 

 

(2)  MACHTL-391

Quality Control ‡

1

     

 

(2)  MDRAFT-386

Machine Blueprint Reading 2 ‡

1

 

 

 

 

(2)  ENG-340

Workplace Communication

2

 

 

 

 

(3)  MACHTL-386

Machine Trades Mathematics 3 ‡ 

1

 

 

 

 

(3)  TDMKG-366

CNC Programing 2 ‡

1

 

 

 

 

(3)  MTLGY-301

Basic Heat Treatment of Metals

1

 

 

 

 

(3)  TDMKG-360

Basic Die Making Technology

1

 

 

 

 

(3)  TDMKG-371

Stamping Die Making 1 (6 weeks) 

4

 

 

 

 

(3)  TDMKG-372

Stamping Die Making 2 (6 weeks) 

4

 

 

 

 

(3)  TDMKG-373

Stamping Die Making 3 (6 weeks) 

4

 

 

 

 

(4)  MACHTL-387

Machine Trades Mathematics 4 ‡

1

 

 

 

 

(4)  TDMKG-361

Advanced Die Making Technology ‡

1

 

 

 

 

(4)  TDMKG-367

Basic CAD/CAM ‡

1

 

 

 

 

(4)  TDMKG-362

Cavity Die Technology

1

 

 

 

 

(4)  TDMKG-381

Moldmaking 1 ‡

4

 

 

 

 

(4)  TDMKG-382

Moldmaking 2 ‡

4

 

 

 

 

(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.

  Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.


  Page updated March 2017.