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Machining Technician

at Ridgewater College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 32
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Machine Shop Technology/Assistant. A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to fabricate and modify metal parts in support of other manufacturing, repair or design activities, or as an independent business.

Program Locations

  • Ridgewater College, Hutchinson 55350

Labor Market Information

  • Drilling and Boring Machine Operators

  • Median wage: $16.36/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Metal and Plastic Model Makers

  • Median wage: $21.18/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

  • Median wage: $19.42/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Lathe and Turning Machine Operators

  • Median wage: $19.85/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Multiple Machine Tool Operators

  • Median wage: $18.24/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators

  • Median wage: $17.75/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Forging Machine Operators

  • Median wage: $19.45/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Rolling Machine Operators

  • Median wage: $15.22/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators

  • Median wage: $16.15/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators

  • Median wage: $17.14/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Milling and Planing Machine Operators

  • Median wage: $17.01/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Metal and Plastic Layout Workers

  • Median wage: $21.73/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Metal and Plastic Patternmakers

  • Median wage: $21.05/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Heat Treating Equipment Operators

  • Median wage: $17.81/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
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Ridgewater College
Ridgewater College
2101 15th Ave NW Willmar, MN 56201 Toll-Free: (800) 722-1151 Local: (320) 222-5200 TTY: (800) 627-3529