Machinist

Machinist

Degree Type

16-credit Apprenticeship

Program Code

50-420-2

Time to Degree

More than 2 years

Start Date

August

How You'll Learn

On Campus

Daytime

Machinists operate a variety of computer- and mechanically controlled machine tools to produce intricate, precision parts that are used in different industries. They possess the skills to take a single part through an entire operational procedure to completion. Receive high-quality, hands-on classroom instruction that complements on-the-job apprenticeship training critical for success in the industrial trades.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.

Additional Estimated Costs

  • Any PC with at least i7, 3.2Ghz CPU, 32GB memory, Nvidia Quadro, AMD FirePro, AMD Radeon Pro graphics Card
  • Safety equipment (shoes/glasses): $100

How To Start

  • Obtain employment for apprenticeship training; this is the responsibility of the individual seeking an apprenticeship.
  • While WCTC provides related apprenticeship instruction, the student does not need to apply to the college.
  • The State of Wisconsin oversees the apprenticeship system and will contact WCTC to set a class schedule.
  • The class schedule will be sent to the student from WCTC.

Obtain further information about apprenticeship programs by contacting the local apprenticeship representative. Visit the state's Department of Workforce Development website for more.

 

Program Details

Apprenticeship Administrative Assistant

Lynn Thiel
262.691.5160

WCTC Outreach

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Outreach team by filling out our online form or by email at outreach@wctc.edu.

Machinists set up and operate mechanically and computer-controlled machine tools to create precision metal parts – generally out of steel, aluminum, brass and related materials – as well as instruments and tools. If you have a can-do attitude, are willing to roll up your sleeves and jump into a project, a career in machining may be right for you.

  • Machinist

$34,000 – $50,000 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

This apprenticeship does not qualify for financial aid. To qualify for most federal financial aid, a student must be enrolled in a technical diploma or associate degree program.

What Makes This Program Unique

1

Develop skills in WCTC’s state-of-the-art Terry Lutz Integrated Manufacturing Center.

2

Upon completion, apprentices have little to no educational debt and have been working with their employer for multiple years.

Machinist

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