School of Technology and Applied Sciences
Downtown Milwaukee (day program): 414-297-MATC
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Detailed Program Information:
Fall 2012 - Spring 2013 Course Requirements
Machine Tool Operations: Automatic Screw Machine Setup and Operation is a two- semester technical diploma program that instructs you in the setup and operation of spindle and automatic screw machines. These machines perform a variety of manufacturing processes, such as turning, drilling, threading and contouring. Automatic screw machines produce many products including plumbing fixtures, hand tools and automotive parts. Employers expect program graduates to operate automatic screw machines safely, read and interpret computer numerical control (CNC) machine programs, read blueprints and perform maintenance. Spindle and CNC screw machine setup occupations are much in demand, and pay is high. Core skills include a high mechanical aptitude, manual dexterity and mathematical skills. Credit may be given for work experience.