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Tool & Die Apprentice

50-439-3 Apprenticeship (A) 16 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Tool and die makers produce the tools, dies and special guiding and holding devices used for mass production in metalworking industries. You will learn to use computer numerical control (CNC) and computer aided design (CAD) technology to design and manufacture these products. Other skills you’ll gain include blueprint reading, machine techniques and welding. The program includes five years of on-the-job training and paid related classroom instruction.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Occupational Specific (16 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Metrology/SPC
50-420-516
0.5Credit
18
0
18 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Covers the use of measurement tools, calipers and micrometers, bore gauges, etc. Basic statistical process control to include charting, bell curves and process capability studies are also studied.
Machine Techniques 1, Lathes/Drilling
50-420-531
0.5Credit
18
0
18 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Provides students with a basic understanding of the metal working lathes and drill press's components, basic safety and operation, and speeds and feeds calculations.
Machinist Math 1, Fractions and Decimals
50-420-571
0.5Credit
18
0
18 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Teaches students the use of fractions and decimals in the machine shop environment.
Blueprint Reading 1 - Machine Apprentice
50-421-514
0.5Credit
18
0
18 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Covers basic blueprint reading, third-angle orthographic projection, sectional views.
Machine Techniques 2, Power Saws/Milling
50-420-532
0.5Credit
18
0
18 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Provides students with a basic understanding of power saws and milling machines, types of cutting tools and cutting tool selection. Basic safety and operation, speeds and feeds calculations will be covered.
Carbide Machining/GD&T
50-420-537
0.5Credit
18
0
18 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Incorporates an 8-hour Kennametal carbide machining seminar, covering insert selection, use of speeds and feeds, calculators, tool geometry and insert coatings. The course also includes 10 hours of instruction in geometric dimensioning and tolerance application of G.D.T. symbols on machine blueprints, to include tolerance of form, profile, location, orientation and runout.
Machinist Math 2, Basic Algebra
50-420-572
0.5Credit
18
0
18 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Teaches students to solve algebraic equations commonly used in the machining trade.
Blueprint Reading 2 - Machine Apprentice
50-421-516
0.5Credit
18
0
18 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Covers advanced blueprint reading, to include assembly prints, welding and gear prints.
Machinery Handbook 1-Tables/Charts/Formulas
50-420-503
0.5Credit
18
0
18 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Teaches students how to use the Machinery's Handbook to solve problems found in the machine shop environment. Topics include class of fits, fasteners, feeds and speeds, etc.
Jigs and Fixtures
50-420-523
0.5Credit
18
0
18 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Teaches students to understand the use of jigs and fixtures in the modern machine shop, as well as the cost of fixturing to the manufacturer.
Machine Techniques 3, Boring Mills/Planers
50-420-533
0.5Credit
18
0
18 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Provides students with a basic understanding of surface and cylindrical grinders and wheel selection.
Machinist Math 3, Basic Geometry
50-420-573
0.5Credit
18
0
18 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Teaches students to understand and apply basic geometry concepts and problems found in the machine tool trade.
Metal Heat Treat-Properties-Methods-Testing
50-420-514
0.5Credit
18
0
18 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Teaches students properties of different types of metals, heat-treatment of various materials, and testing processes of hardened materials.
Cost Estimating
50-420-534
0.5Credit
18
0
18 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Teaches students to estimate the cost of machined parts to the manufacturer, job types, employability, management styles, and job routing.
Machinist Math 4, Right-Hand Trigonometry
50-420-574
0.5Credit
18
0
18 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Teaches students to solve trig equations commonly used in the machine tool trade.
Hydraulics - Mach Apprentice
50-419-506
0.5Credit
18
0
18 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Hydraulics - Mach Apprentice
Intro to Numerical Control
50-420-538
1Credit
36
0
36 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Covers programming machine tools using EIA/ISO and G and M codes. Use of cutter compensation and canned machining cycles is also addressed.
Job Relations - Apprentice
50-809-500
0.5Credit
18
0
18 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Prepares students to deal effectively with people at all levels in the workplace by applying various human relations principles.
CAD/CAM-36 Hr
50-420-540
1Credit
36
0
36 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Is an introduction to the basic concept of computer aided drafting and computer aided manufacturing.
CNC Programming
50-420-539
1Credit
36
0
36 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Covers CNC conversational programming that will be done in assorted programming languages.
Welding-Machinist Apprentice
50-442-502
0.5Credit
18
0
18 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Introduces the student to the Gas Metal Arc Welding and the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding processes. Safety, power source setup and material selection are covered.
Tool/Die Applications, Tool Assembly
50-439-551
2Credit
72
0
72 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Provides Tool & Die Apprentices the opportunity to produce the product designed by them in design research class using CNC machines, manual machines, and wire E.D.M. machine. They will assemble and test the product.
Tool/Die Applications, Design/Research
50-439-550
2Credit
72
0
72 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Teaches Tool & Die apprentices to design from concept a working stamping die set using AutoCAD and MasterCAM software systems to create blueprints and tool paths for part generation. Fundamentals of mold making, patternmaking, and stamping will also be covered.

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