Machine Tooling Technics Career Outlook

Percent Employed

100%

Employed

 

WITC Machine Tooling Technics Graduate Survey Responses 2015-2016

Employed in Related Field

88%

Employed in a Related Field

 

WITC Machine Tooling Technics Graduate Survey Responses 2015-2016

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$35,357 - $66,295

Range of Yearly Salary

 

 

 


Careers

Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Tool and Die Mold Maker

Tool and Die Makers set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled and mechanically controlled machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments and tools.

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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.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Machinist Apprentice

  • Machine Operator

  • Setup Person

  • Programmer

  • Maintenance Machinist

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Machine Tooling Technics 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 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.

Potential careers available with further education include:

  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • High School Technology Education Instructor

Potential Starting Wages:

  • $47,299–$63,460

Hear From Graduates

"I make airplane parts and parts for fire nozzles, sprayer nozzles, and cleaning equipment. I also do work for a local welding shop. I’ve done some custom work, too, like parts for hot rods. It’s a good variety."

Andrew Heintz, WITC Machine Tooling Technics Graduate

The potential starting wage range is compiled from 2016 WITC or WTCS Graduate Follow-Up Report. If not available, wage data is compiled from Economic Modeling Software Intl (10th and 25th percentile earnings) and/or Wisconsin Worknet (Wage Comparison Tool) using the Standard Occupation Code(s) (SOC) the WTCS has assigned to the programs. When possible, the wage range is compiled using data from the 11 counties within the WITC district. Starting wage ranges for new programs are reviewed by the advisory team. Wage data was compiled August 2017. 

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