Overview & Employment – Tool and Die Technology

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Tool and Die Technology is a five-semester Degree program which is a continuation of the General Machinist Diploma program. The Tool and Die Technology program builds upon the previous studies with an in-depth study of high-precision industrial dies and die components, progressive dies, and plastics industry molds. A portion of the program is devoted to producing computer-aided drawings (CAD) of molds and dies, and then using computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software to generate computer numerical control (CNC) machine language. Students operate CNC machine tools to produce many of their second year projects.

Entrance Advising

Due to the highly technical nature of this program and NIACC’s commitment to giving students the best possible opportunity for success, students are scheduled for advisement sessions with counselors and/or program personnel. In these sessions, the student’s career plans, previous background, transcripts, test scores, life experiences, and motivation aid in designing a positive educational experience.

Career Opportunities

    • Mold builder
    • Operate/set up complex CNC equipment
    • Tool maker
    • Die maker
    • CNC programmer
    • Quality Control Inspector
    • Gage maker
    • Instrument maker
    • CAD/CAM technician

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