Precision Machining Technician
Why choose Precision Machining Technician?
- Machinists create parts for use in manufacturing, and each one must be nearly perfect, making this a great career for those with attention to detail and mechanical aptitude.
- Infusion of new technology into the field has increased the need for machinists today.
- Get the training you need to get started in a machining position. Additional training and experience often lead to supervisory, quality assurance, and tool maker positions.
Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54494
What You'll Learn
The Precision Machining Technician program prepares graduates for machining positions, an in-demand skill set at the heart of industrial production. Additional training and experience often lead to supervisory, quality assurance, and tool maker positions.
In this program you will learn to shape various materials into intricate, precise, usable parts. You’ll also work from blueprints and written specifications to select the proper machinery, materials, and tools, and you’ll gain proficiency with machine tools such as lathes, mills, grinders, computers, and computerized numerical control (CNC) machines.
Estimated Entire Program Cost
Cost based on the 2022/23 academic year.
- Tuition & Fees: $8,573.67
- Books: $467.44
- Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0
- Total Estimated Cost: $9,041.11
Financial Aid Eligibility
This program is eligible for full Financial Aid
|32420311||Safety, Measurement, and Layout||1|
|32420326||Introduction to Turning Machines||2|
|32420329||Intermediate Turning Applications||5|
|32420373||CNC Lathes Set Up and Operation||2|
|32623302||Print Reading for Machine Tool||1|
|Term Total||13-14 Credits|
|32420310||Introduction to Solid Modeling||2|
|32420337||Introduction to Milling Machines||2|
|32420340||Intermediate Milling Applications||5|
|32420374||CNC Mills Set Up and Operation||2|
|Term Total||12 Credits|
|32420325||Inspection with Geometric Dimensioning||2|
|32420330||Advanced Turning Applications||3|
|32420362||CNC Lathes/Manual Programming||2|
|32444377||CNC Lathes Computer Aided Programming||2|
|Term Total||12 Credits|
|32420341||Advanced Milling Applications||3|
|32420364||CNC Mills/Manual Programming||2|
|32420380||Multi-Axis Machining Processes||3|
|32444378||CNC Mills Computer Aided Programming||3|
|32444379||Advanced CNC Milling Operations||3|
|Term Total||14 Credits|
|Program Total||51-52 Credits|
This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.
MIKE BERRY, BS
Mike earned his bachelor’s degree from UW–Stout and is a certified journey worker machinist. He has worked for local manufacturers and maintains constant contact with industry leaders, giving him a real-life understanding of what they need from their employees.
“Teaching at Mid-State allows me to give back to a trade I have found so much satisfaction in being a part of.”
Joe earned his Journeyman Machinist license from Northcentral Technical College. His extensive experience includes working in the metal manufacturing sector since 1987, where his roles included everything from project manager to shop owner.
“Being a Precision Machining Technician instructor is a great way for me to utilize my unique experiences and pass my knowledge on to the future generation of machinists.”
KERRY DUCKART, TD
Kerry earned his Machine Tool Technician technical diploma from Mid-State Technical College in 2002. His 17 years of industry experience include five years in a machine shop and 12 years working for an OEM company where he advanced to machine shop manager. He is currently working on his bachelor’s degree.
“I love having the opportunity to teach skills that have allowed me a successful career as a machinist.”
- Advanced Machine Operator
- CNC Machine Operator
- Job Shop Machinist
- CNC Operator
- CNC Programmer
- Machine Operator
- Maintenance Machinist
- Tool Room Machinist
- Quality Control Technician
- Metrology Technician
“I value my experience at Mid-State tremendously. Even with a disability my education gave me the opportunity to join the workforce before I even graduated. Education equals opportunity.”
Choose Your Path
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