Tool and Die Machinist Apprenticeship Certificate (TOLC)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

The program has been approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training and must be taken in conjunction with an approved apprenticeship training program. This program is designed to prepare the student for employment as Tool and Die Maker or Machinist. The program provides the students with the related technical knowledge necessary to supplement on-the-job training supplied by the sponsoring employer. Experience gained from the program will be in the area of drafting and design, manufacturing processes, and tooling elements. Jobs obtained from this certificate will be as a tool and die machinist or tool designer.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • use common standards and symbols to make detail and assembly drawings according to accepted industrial practice.
  • adapt to the various special areas of drafting such as drafting of electronic schematics, piping, welding, structural, etc.
  • understand the differences between various common manufacturing materials and possess knowledge of the processes available to transform these materials into finished products.
  • work from handbooks, catalogs, and other informational sources in order to obtain the data necessary for selecting machine components.
  • design basic tools, jigs, fixtures, and punch dies.
  • use creative thinking and good judgment when considering all the factors involved in the evolution of a mechanical design.
  • understand and apply the basic principles of fluid power.