Man holding 2 metal pieces

Metal Mania

SUMMER 2020: June 8 - July 30

9 Seats Available — Free to Students

Metal Mania at Mid-State is open to high school students, college students, those currently employed, and job seekers. Mid-State Technical college, the North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (NCWWDB), and Central Wisconsin Metal Manufacturers Alliance (CWIMMA) members will recruit students. Students are fully sponsored by CWIMMA and successful completion will result in six Mid-State Machine Tool program credits. Classes run Monday through Thursday from June 8 to July 30 from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. No classes will be held June 29 - July 2.


Introduction-Milling Machines (2 Credits) • Monday - Thursday, June 8 - 25, Daily 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Course 32-420-337 • Class #40422

Explore the fundamentals of basic operations and safety of manual mills. Through the utilization of classroom and lab activities learners will acquire a basic understanding of the Milling Machine components as well as the cutting tools and basic work holding devices that may be used on the machine. The importance of proper tool selection and usage as utilizing the Milling Machines components properly will be the concentration.

Technical Drawing Interpretation (2 Credits) • Monday - Thursday, June 8 - July 30, Daily 8:00 - 8:50 a.m.
Course 10-623-116 • Class #40423

Technical drawings are the heart of the manufacturing process. This course will develop proficiency with the visualization of multi-view orthographic projection drawings, interpretation of print symbols, dimensioning standards, tolerance standards, assembly drawings, section and auxiliary views. Included in this course will be hands on drawing and interpretation of prints as well as classroom presentations. No classes will be held June 29 - July 2.

CNC Mills Set Up and Operation (2 Credits) • Monday - Thursday, July 6 - 30, Daily 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Course 32-420-374 • Class #40724

In this introductory Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining course, students will practice the skills needed to setup and operate CNC milling machines. Classroom presentations and lab projects will focus on safety, theory, terminology as it relates to completing machine setups in the CNC milling machine. Topics covered will be tool and work offset setting, work holding and quality. Learners will work with proven CNC part programs and setup documents to create parts to specifications and ensure all parts of a production run maintain quality throughout the run.



Contact Jackie Esselman (715.422.5413)

Mid-State follows Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and Wisconsin Dept of Health (DHS) health and safety guidelines to promote a safe and healthy learning environment.