Tool and Die Maker

Tool and Die Maker

Degree Type

16-credit Apprenticeship

Program Code

50-439-3

Time to Degree

More than 2 years

Start Date

August

How You'll Learn

On Campus

Daytime

Tool and die makers create precision tools or dies that are used to form, cut and shape metal and other materials. They make jigs and fixtures, which hold metal while it is bored, stamped or drilled, along with gauges and other devices. 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.

A tool and die maker’s job is to produce parts within specific tolerances – which requires skill, patience and accuracy. These parts are then used in a number of industries. If you enjoy working with prints, models and precision tools, and you like to create parts to exact specifications, this may be the field for you. 

  • Tool and Die Operator
  • Machinist
  • CNC Operator
  • Tool and Die Maker

$36,000 – $52,000 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

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

2

Gain valuable hands-on experience that complements your work responsibilities.

3

Once you complete your apprenticeship, you will be on your way to a successful long-term career with competitive wages, and little or no educational debt.

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