Machine Tool Operation Career Outlook

Percent Employed

50%

Employed

 

WITC Machine Tool Operation Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

Employed in Related Field

100%

Employed in a Related Field

 

WITC Machine Tool Operation Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

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$22,930 - $69,680

Range of Yearly Salary*

 

 

 


*Range of yearly salary based on composite from Wisconsin's 16 technical college districts (WTCS) which may or may not include WITC graduates.

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.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Machinist Apprentice

  • Machine Setup Operator

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Machine Tool Operation technical diploma at WITC, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Articulation Agreements

The Machine Tool Operation 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.

Hear From Graduates

"Being a retired military veteran of 22 years, I have attended numerous training schools and programs. I can't remember a level of professionalism as high as brought forth by the staff at WITC. I've seen a genuine commitment to quality education as well as a sincere concern for the success of the student." 

Marty, USCG (retired)

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