Machine Tool Technician Career Outlook

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Employed

 

WITC Machine Tool Technician Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

Employed in Related Field

100%

Employed in a Related Field

 

WITC Machine Tool Technician Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

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$36,000 - $64,891

Range of Yearly Salary

 

 

 


Careers

Typical positions available after graduation include:

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CNC Machinist

Develop programs to control machining or processing of metal or plastic parts by automatic machine tools, equipment or systems.

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Maintenance Machinist

Maintenance 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 Tool Operator

  • Apprentice Machinist

  • Machine Setup Person

  • Tool Room Machinist

  • CNC Programmer

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Machine Tool Technician 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 Technician 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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