Machine Tool Technology (Tool and Die)
Tool and Die makers are among the most highly skilled production workers in the economy. These workers produce tools, dies, and special devices that enable machines to manufacture a variety of products we use daily, from clothing and furniture to heavy equipment and parts for aircraft.
Excellent opportunities are available. The number of workers receiving training in this occupation is expected to continue to be fewer than the number of openings created each year. Advancements in automation, which improve worker productivity, may limit employment; however tool and die makers play a key role in the operation of many companies.
Gainful employment reporting
Beginning July 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education began requiring colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible certification program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” The information provided here represents only one year’s data but will be updated as more information becomes available.
For MCC’s Machine Tool Technology Practitioner diploma program, with 7 program completers in FY13, 5 completers responded to a survey; of those, 5 decided to continue their education at the time of the survey, for a respondent placement rate of 100%. It took the completers two terms to finish the program, for an on-time program completion rate of 0%. Median loan debt was $10,396.
College cost information can be found online at http://www.iavalley.edu/mcc/financial_aid/costs.html.
If you have questions about the data provided and what it means to you as a student, please contact Angie Redmond at 641-844-5712. Additional information about machine tool technology practitioners and machine tool technology practitioner careers can be found on the O*Net website at http://www.onetonline.org/crosswalk/CIP?s=machine+tool+and+die&g=Go .
What/Where the jobs are
Motor vehicles and equipment, aircraft and parts, metal forgings and stamping, metal work machinery, plastics products, manufacturing, farm and garden machinery.
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Al Parks, Al.Parks@iavalley.edu