Entry Level Machining Career Outlook

Percent Employed

100%

Employed

 

WITC Entry Level Machining Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

Employed in Related Field

83%

Employed in a Related Field

 

WITC Entry Level Machining Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

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Careers

Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Machine Operator

After a setter prepares a machine for production, an operator observes the machine and the products it makes. Operators may have to load the machine with materials for production or adjust the machine’s speeds during production. They must periodically inspect the parts a machine produces. If they detect a minor problem, operators may fix it themselves.

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Machinist, Maintenance Machinist

Machinists use machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines and grinders to produce precision metal parts. Many machinists must be able to use both manual and CNC machinery. CNC machines control the cutting tool speed and do all necessary cuts to create a part. The machinist determines the cutting path, the speed of the cut and the feed rate by programming instructions into the CNC machine.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Machine Repair Person

  • Production Machinist

  • Set-up Machinist

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Entry Level Machining technical diploma at WITC, you can continue on to the Machine Tooling Technics two-year technical diploma with the option to further your education to earn a bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Articulation Agreements

The Machine Tooling Technics program at WITC has articulation agreements with UW-Stout. 

The college listed above has developed a technical diploma to bachelor degree Articulation Agreement with WITC (bachelor degree programs vary); other colleges may accept WITC credits upon a transcript review.

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