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Tool & Die Apprentice

50-439-3 Apprenticeship (A) 16 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

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

Tool and die makers produce the tools, dies and special guiding and holding devices used for mass production in metalworking industries. You’ll learn to use computer numerical control (CNC) and computer-aided design (CAD) technology to design and manufacture these products. Other skills you’ll gain include blueprint reading, machine techniques and welding. This program requires you to first be employed and involves five years of on-the-job training and classroom instruction.

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 (16 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Hydraulics - Mach Apprentice
    50-419-506
    0.5Credit
    18
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50419506
    • Credits: 0.50

    Hydraulics - Mach Apprentice

  • Machinery Handbook 1-Tables/Charts/Formulas
    50-420-503
    0.5Credit
    18
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50420503
    • Credits: 0.50

    Teaches students how to use the Machinery's Handbook to solve problems found in the machine shop environment. Topics include class of fits, fasteners, feeds and speeds, etc.

    Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Machinist Apprentice (50-420-2) OR Tool & Die Apprentice (50-439-3)

  • Metal Heat Treat-Properties-Methods-Testing
    50-420-514
    0.5Credit
    18
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50420514
    • Credits: 0.50

    Teaches students properties of different types of metals, heat-treatment of various materials, and testing processes of hardened materials.

    Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Machinist Apprentice (50-420-2) OR Tool & Die Apprentice (50-439-3)

  • Metrology/SPC
    50-420-516
    0.5Credit
    18
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50420516
    • Credits: 0.50

    Covers the use of measurement tools, calipers and micrometers, bore gauges, etc. Basic statistical process control to include charting, bell curves and process capability studies are also studied.

    Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Machinist Apprentice (50-420-2) OR Tool & Die Apprentice (50-439-3)

  • Jigs and Fixtures
    50-420-523
    0.5Credit
    18
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50420523
    • Credits: 0.50

    Teaches students to understand the use of jigs and fixtures in the modern machine shop, as well as the cost of fixturing to the manufacturer.

    Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Machinist Apprentice (50-420-2) OR Tool & Die Apprentice (50-439-3)

  • Machine Techniques 1, Lathes/Drilling
    50-420-531
    0.5Credit
    18
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50420531
    • Credits: 0.50

    Provides students with a basic understanding of the metal working lathes and drill press's components, basic safety and operation, and speeds and feeds calculations.

    Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Machinist Apprentice (50-420-2) OR Tool & Die Apprentice (50-439-3)

  • Machine Techniques 2, Power Saws/Milling
    50-420-532
    0.5Credit
    18
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50420532
    • Credits: 0.50

    Provides students with a basic understanding of power saws and milling machines, types of cutting tools and cutting tool selection. Basic safety and operation, speeds and feeds calculations will be covered.

    Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Machinist Apprentice (50-420-2) OR Tool & Die Apprentice (50-439-3)

  • Machine Techniques 3, Boring Mills/Planers
    50-420-533
    0.5Credit
    18
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50420533
    • Credits: 0.50

    Provides students with a basic understanding of surface and cylindrical grinders and wheel selection.

    Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Machinist Apprentice (50-420-2) OR Tool & Die Apprentice (50-439-3)

  • Cost Estimating
    50-420-534
    0.5Credit
    18
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50420534
    • Credits: 0.50

    Teaches students to estimate the cost of machined parts to the manufacturer, job types, employability, management styles, and job routing.

    Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Machinist Apprentice (50-420-2) OR Tool & Die Apprentice (50-439-3)

  • Carbide Machining/GD&T
    50-420-537
    0.5Credit
    18
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50420537
    • Credits: 0.50

    Incorporates an 8-hour Kennametal carbide machining seminar, covering insert selection, use of speeds and feeds, calculators, tool geometry and insert coatings. The course also includes 10 hours of instruction in geometric dimensioning and tolerance application of G.D.T. symbols on machine blueprints, to include tolerance of form, profile, location, orientation and runout.

    Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Machinist Apprentice (50-420-2) OR Tool & Die Apprentice (50-439-3)

  • Intro to Numerical Control
    50-420-538
    1Credit
    36
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50420538
    • Credits: 1.00

    Covers programming machine tools using EIA/ISO and G and M codes. Use of cutter compensation and canned machining cycles is also addressed.

    Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Machinist Apprentice (50-420-2) OR Tool & Die Apprentice (50-439-3)

  • CNC Programming
    50-420-539
    1Credit
    36
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50420539
    • Credits: 1.00

    Covers CNC conversational programming that will be done in assorted programming languages.

    Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Machinist Apprentice (50-420-2) OR Tool & Die Apprentice (50-439-3)

  • CAD/CAM-36 Hr
    50-420-540
    1Credit
    36
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50420540
    • Credits: 1.00

    Is an introduction to the basic concept of computer aided drafting and computer aided manufacturing.

    Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Machinist Apprentice (50-420-2) OR Tool & Die Apprentice (50-439-3)

  • Machinist Math 1, Fractions and Decimals
    50-420-571
    0.5Credit
    18
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50420571
    • Credits: 0.50

    Teaches students the use of fractions and decimals in the machine shop environment.

    Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Machinist Apprentice (50-420-2) OR Tool & Die Apprentice (50-439-3)

  • Machinist Math 2, Basic Algebra
    50-420-572
    0.5Credit
    18
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50420572
    • Credits: 0.50

    Teaches students to solve algebraic equations commonly used in the machining trade.

    Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Machinist Apprentice (50-420-2) OR Tool & Die Apprentice (50-439-3)

  • Machinist Math 3, Basic Geometry
    50-420-573
    0.5Credit
    18
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50420573
    • Credits: 0.50

    Teaches students to understand and apply basic geometry concepts and problems found in the machine tool trade.

    Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Machinist Apprentice (50-420-2) OR Tool & Die Apprentice (50-439-3)

  • Machinist Math 4, Right-Hand Trigonometry
    50-420-574
    0.5Credit
    18
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50420574
    • Credits: 0.50

    Teaches students to solve trig equations commonly used in the machine tool trade.

    Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Machinist Apprentice (50-420-2) OR Tool & Die Apprentice (50-439-3)

  • Blueprint Reading 1 - Machine Apprentice
    50-421-514
    0.5Credit
    18
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50421514
    • Credits: 0.50

    Covers basic blueprint reading, third-angle orthographic projection, sectional views.

    Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Machinist Apprentice (50-420-2) OR Tool & Die Apprentice (50-439-3)

  • Blueprint Reading 2 - Machine Apprentice
    50-421-516
    0.5Credit
    18
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50421516
    • Credits: 0.50

    Covers advanced blueprint reading, to include assembly prints, welding and gear prints.

    Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Machinist Apprentice (50-420-2) OR Tool & Die Apprentice (50-439-3)

  • Tool/Die Applications, Design/Research
    50-439-550
    2Credit
    72
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50439550
    • Credits: 2.00

    Teaches Tool & Die apprentices to design from concept a working stamping die set using AutoCAD and MasterCAM software systems to create blueprints and tool paths for part generation. Fundamentals of mold making, patternmaking, and stamping will also be covered.

  • Tool/Die Applications, Tool Assembly
    50-439-551
    2Credit
    72
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50439551
    • Credits: 2.00

    Provides Tool & Die Apprentices the opportunity to produce the product designed by them in design research class using CNC machines, manual machines, and wire E.D.M. machine. They will assemble and test the product.

  • Welding-Machinist Apprentice
    50-442-502
    0.5Credit
    18
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50442502
    • Credits: 0.50

    Introduces the student to the Gas Metal Arc Welding and the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding processes. Safety, power source setup and material selection are covered.

    Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Machinist Apprentice (50-420-2) OR Tool & Die Apprentice (50-439-3)

  • Job Relations - Apprentice
    50-809-500
    0.5Credit
    18
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 50809500
    • Credits: 0.50

    Prepares students to deal effectively with people at all levels in the workplace by applying various human relations principles.

    Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Machinist Apprentice (50-420-2) OR Tool & Die Apprentice (50-439-3)

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