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Machine Tool Technician

32-420-1 Technical Diploma (TD) Part Time, Full Time 61 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Times of Day: Day, Evening Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Machinists make up the majority of workers in the metalworking trades, and create parts for machinery, transportation, printing and paper companies. Your work will involve setting up the machines, operating the controls and checking the accuracy of the work. You’ll learn how to shape metal parts to precise dimensions, and will gain skills using a variety of hand and electric tools including lathes, milling machines, grinders, drill presses and saws.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Occupational Specific (52 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Measurement & Benchwork 1
    32-420-331
    3Credit
    108
    54

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 32420331
    • Credits: 3.00

    Builds a foundation for subsequent training in machining, industrial maintenance or other industrial areas requiring correct and accurate use of hand tools and precision measuring instruments in a safe manner. Prepares students for entry-level machine operator or maintenance machinist position in an industrial plant.

    Prereq: Read – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 54+, Next Gen 250+, ACT 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105; Arith – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 65+, Next Gen 263+, ACT Math 18+ OR Arith Prep 10834109 OR Math for the Trades 31804307 with C or better
  • Measurement & Benchwork 2
    32-420-332
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 32420332
    • Credits: 3.00

    Continues to build a foundation for subsequent training in machining, industrial maintenance or other industrial areas requiring correct and accurate use of hand tools and precision measuring instruments in a safe manner. Prepares students for entry-level machine operator or maintenance machinist positions in an industrial plant.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Arith 65+, Next Gen Read 250+/Arith 263+, ACT Read 18+/Math 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Arith Prep 10834109 OR Math for Trades 31804307 with C or better; Coreq: Measure & Bench 1 32420331 or instructor consent
  • Engine Lathe 1
    32-420-333
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 32420333
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces aspiring machinists or maintenance mechanics to the basic operations and safety practices associated with the engine lathe. Prepares students for entry-level machine operator or maintenance machinist positions in an industrial plant.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Arith 65+, Next Gen Read 250+/Arith 263+, ACT Read 18+/Math 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Arith Prep 10834109; Coreq: Measurement & Benchwork 2 32420332
  • Engine Lathe 2
    32-420-334
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 32420334
    • Credits: 3.00

    Continues to introduce aspiring machinists or maintenance mechanics to the basic operations and safety practices associated with the engine lathe. Prepares students for entry-level machine operator or maintenance machinist positions in an industrial plant.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Arith 65+, Next Gen Read 250+/Arith 263+, ACT Read 18+/Math 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Arith Prep 10834109; Coreq: Engine Lathe 1 32420333 or instructor consent
  • Blueprint Reading, Basic-MTO
    32-420-350
    1Credit
    36
    18

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 32420350
    • Credits: 1.00

    Focuses on the interpretation of machine drawings. Students study isometric and orthographic views on drawing and develop simple working drawings. Topics include dimensions, internal and external threads, holes, bores, fillets, radii, surfaces, planes, metric and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

  • Manual Milling Machines 1
    32-420-335
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 32420335
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces aspiring machinists or maintenance mechanics to the basic operations and safety practices associated with the manual milling machine. Prepares students for entry-level machine operator or maintenance machinist positions in an industrial plant.

    Prereq: Arith – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 65+, Next Gen 263+, ACT Math 18+ OR Arith Prep 10834109; Coreq: Engine Lathe 2 32420334 or instructor consent
  • Manual Milling Machines 2
    32-420-336
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 32420336
    • Credits: 3.00

    Continues to introduce aspiring machinists or maintenance mechanics to the basic operations and safety practices associated with the manual milling machine. Prepares students for entry-level machine operator or maintenance machinist positions in an industrial plant.

    Prereq: Arith – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 65+, Next Gen 263+, ACT Math 18+ OR Arith Prep 10834109; Coreq: Manual Milling Machines 1 32420335 OR instructor consent
  • Manual Machine Tools, Adv. 1
    32-420-337
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 32420337
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces aspiring machinist or maintenance mechanics to advanced manual machining practices. Prepares students for entry-level machine operator or maintenance machinist positions in an industrial plant.

    Coreq: Manual Milling Machines 2; Measurement & Benchwork 1 and 2; Engine Lathe 1 and 2; Manual Milling Machines 1; Math for the Trades; Blueprint Reading or instructor consent
  • Manual Machine Tools, Adv. 2
    32-420-338
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 32420338
    • Credits: 3.00

    Continues to introduce aspiring machinists or maintenance mechanics to advanced manual machining practices. Prepares students for entry-level machine operator or maintenance machinist positions in an industrial plant.

    Coreq: Manual Machine Tools, Adv. 1; Measurement & Benchwork 1 and 2; Engine Lathe 1 and 2; Manual Milling Machines 1 and 2; Math for the Trades; Blueprint Reading or instructor consent
  • Blueprint Reading, Adv-MTO
    32-420-353
    1Credit
    36
    18

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 32420353
    • Credits: 1.00

    Covers advanced print reading including geometric dimensioning & tolerancing, welding, and assembly prints.

    Coreq: Completion of Blueprint Reading, Basic MTO (32420350), with a grade of C or better
  • Related Welding
    10-442-120
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10442120
    • Credits: 1.00

    Prepares students with the common techniques and procedures for SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, and FCAW welding in a repair or machine shop environment. Topics include welding metal, cutting metal with plasma and oxy-fuel, and metal identification. Laboratory activities will provide the student with hands-on practice.

  • Manufacturing Techniques, Cold
    32-420-314
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 32420314
    • Credits: 1.00

    Focuses on the manufacturing processes not necessarily done in a machine shop and covers techniques performed on materials in a cold state. Topics include cold-working metals, metal stamping and forming in presses, recent techniques in metalworking, and polishing and finishing of metal surfaces.

  • Grinding Processes 1
    32-420-339
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 32420339
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces aspiring machinists or maintenance mechanics to precision grinding machines. Prepares students for entry-level machine operator or maintenance machinist positions in an industrial plant.

    Coreq: Manual Machine Tools, Adv. 2; Measurement & Benchwork 1 and 2; Engine Lathe 1 and 2; Manual Milling Machines 1 and 2; Manual Machine Tools, Adv. 1; Math for the Trades; Blueprint Reading or instructor consent
  • Introduction to Numerical Control - MTO
    32-420-354
    3Credit
    108
    54

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 32420354
    • Credits: 3.00

    Upgrades the skills of established machinists. Prepares students to become a higher level machine operator or machinist in an industrial plant.

    Coreq: Grinding Proc 1; Measure & Benchwork 1 and 2; Engine Lathe 1 and 2; Manual Milling Machines 1 and 2, Manual Machine Tool, Adv. 1 and 2; Math for the Trades; Blueprint Reading Basic and Adv. or instructor consent
  • CNC M/G Code 1
    32-420-341
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 32420341
    • Credits: 3.00

    Upgrades the skills of established machinists. Prepares students to become a higher level machine operator or machinist in an industrial plant.

    Coreq: Intro to NC-MTO; Measurement & Benchwork 1 and 2; Engine Lathe 1 and 2; Manual Milling Machines 1 and 2; Manual Machine Tools, Adv. 1 & 2; Grinding Proc. 1; Math for the Trades; Blueprint Reading, Adv or instructor consent
  • CNC M/G Code 2
    32-420-342
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 32420342
    • Credits: 3.00

    Continues to upgrade the skills of established machinists. Prepares students to become a higher level machine operator or machinist in an industrial plant.

    Coreq: CNC M/G Code 1; Measurement & Benchwork 1 and 2; Engine Lathe 1 and 2; Manual Milling Machines 1 and 2; Manual Machine Tools, Adv. 1 and 2; Grinding Proc. 1; Intro to NC - MTO; Math for the Trades; Blueprint Reading or instructor consent
  • CNC, Advanced 1
    32-420-343
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 32420343
    • Credits: 3.00

    Upgrades the skills of established machinists. Prepares students to become a higher level machine operator or machinist in an industrial plant.

    Coreq: CNC M/G Code 2; Measure & Benchwork 1 & 2; Engine Lathe 1 & 2; Manual Milling Mach 1 & 2; Manual Mach Tools, Adv. 1 & 2; Grinding Proc. 1; Intro to NC-MTO; CNC M/G Code 1; Math for the Trades; Blueprint Reading or instructor consent
  • CNC, Advanced 2
    32-420-344
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 32420344
    • Credits: 3.00

    Continues to upgrade the skills of established machinists. Prepares students to become a higher level machine operator or machinist in an industrial plant.

    Coreq: CNC, Advanced 1; Measure & Benchwork 1 & 2; Engine Lathe 1 & 2; Manual Milling Mach 1 & 2; Manual Mach Tools, Adv. 1 & 2; Grinding Proc. 1; Intro to NC-MTO; CNC M/G Code 1 & 2; Math for the Trades; Blueprint Reading or instructor consent
  • CAM Programming & Toolmaking 1
    32-420-345
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 32420345
    • Credits: 3.00

    Covers the basics of MasterCAM Mill and Lathe with the emphasis on producing Tool path. Tool making design and economics is also emphasized in this course.

    Coreq: CNC, Adv. 2; Measure & Benchwork 1 & 2; Engine Lathe 1 & 2; Manual Milling Mach 1 & 2; Manual Mach Tools, Adv. 1 & 2; Grinding Proc. 1; Intro to NC; CNC M/G Code 1 & 2; CNC, Adv. 1; Math for the Trades; Blueprint Reading or instructor consent
  • CAM Programming & Toolmaking 2
    32-420-346
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 32420346
    • Credits: 3.00

    Continues to cover the basics of MasterCAM Mill and Lathe with the emphasis on producing Tool path. Tool making design and economics is also emphasized in this course.

    Coreq: CAM Prog & Toolmaking 1; Measure & Benchwork 1&2; Engine Lathe 1&2; Manual Milling Mach 1&2; Manual Mach Tools, Adv. 1&2; Grinding Proc. 1; Intro to NC; CNC M/G Code 1&2; CNC, Adv. 1&2; Math for the Trades; Blueprint Reading or instructor consent

    Occupational Supportive (9 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Math for the Trades
    31-804-307
    2Credit
    72
    36

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 31804307
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on the math skills needed for various trades. Topics include arithmetic fundamentals, percent and proportion applications, the metric system, conversions, practical geometry, measurement applications, signed numbers and formula evaluation. Micrometer, equation solving and standard rule measurement units are included as needed. Scientific calculator use is introduced as needed.

  • Human Relations
    31-809-300
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 31809300
    • Credits: 2.00

    Explores practical applications of issues in psychology and human behavior that affect a person's daily life. The objective is to enhance the student's quality of life by developing an awareness of the connection between his/her personal life and work life. This course is intended for technical diploma students.

  • Metallurgy, MTO
    32-420-351
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 32420351
    • Credits: 1.00

    Introduces the science of metals and alloys. The crystalline structure and microstructure of metals and their effect on the properties of metals are studied. Prime consideration is given to heat treatment operations dealing with ferrous metals.

  • Communication, Applied
    31-801-318
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 31801318
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on technical vocabulary, business writing, job search strategies, interpersonal communication and oral presentation skills through individual and group activities. Open enrollment for all students. It is recommended, but not required, that the student have basic computer skills, HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree. Personal/professional development students who have not taken the ACCUPLACER test need to consult with their instructor during the first class.

  • CAD/CAM-Machine Tool
    32-420-352
    2Credit
    54
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 32420352
    • Credits: 2.00

    Includes the fundamentals of drafting through the use of sketches on grid paper. In addition, the student will also be introduced to commands and CAD/CAM techniques using Mastercam. Mastercam is a CAD/CAM system that is used in industry.

    Prereq: Blueprint Reading, Adv - MTO (32420353)
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