Basic Machining

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Technical Diploma

Program Number: 

304201

Credits: 

13.00

As an embedded component of the Manufacturing Systems Maintenance technical diploma, this program provides entry-level knowledge and skills in basic manual machining processes and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine operations that are used in the production of machined components and parts.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Basic Machining

This program will cost about $2,200* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact Enrollment Services or call 608-785-9553 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Machine Operator
Machinist
Tool & Die Maker
Set-Up Technician

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability
  • Apply basic safety practices in the machine shop
  • Interpret industrial/engineering drawings
  • Apply precision measuring methods to part inspection
  • Perform basic machine tool equipment set-up and operation
  • Perform programming, set-up and operation of CNC Machine Tools

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee

Program Specific Requirements

Writing/English: 

ACT: 16
COMPASS: 56
ACCUPLACER: 55

Reading: 

ACT: 16
COMPASS: 75
ACCUPLACER: 70

Math/Pre-Algebra: 

ACT: 18
COMPASS: 38
ACCUPLACER: 46

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

Basic Machining

Career Pathways

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