This course provides an introduction to CNC machining processes and the technology that supports them. Some of the processes covered are spot drilling, drilling, reaming, tapping, counterboring, countersinking, defining and calculating speed and feed rates, screw thread identification, and drill sharpening. Students will perform these processes on manual equipment prior to observing them on CNC equipment. Basic computer skills are also covered in this course.
Tool and Die Technician
If you enjoy working with your hands to solve real-world problems, Gateway’s Tool and Die Technician technical diploma can prepare you to make and repair the jigs, fixtures, dies, molds, gauges and machine and cutting tools needed to make other products. Through hands-on training in our state-of-the-art labs, you’ll gain the skills and confidence needed to make yourself a perfect fit wherever the industry needs you.
- Prepare for real-world shop conditions. Our instructors bring decades of experience on the shop floor to the classroom and their lessons, so you don’t get caught off guard on the job.
- Earn certifications employers want. Your coursework will include certifications in MSSC Safety, Sandvik Tooling and NC3 Precision Measuring, so you’ll graduate with a resume that will move to the top of the stack.
- Convenient, hands-on learning. Use state-of-the-art precision machine tools essential for tool and die makers at labs on the Elkhorn Campus and at the SC Johnson iMET Center which feature flexible open hours for day and night classes.
- Connect with a network of employers. Industry partners work with the Tool and Die Technician program to present to classes, ensure courses teach the skills employers need and hire students… some even offer tuition reimbursement!
Elkhorn Campus, SC Johnson iMET Center
Tuition & Fees: $5,996
Books & Supplies: $2,141
Tool and Die Technician Career Pathway
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