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Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 33
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This program provides training in the set-up operation of metal and plastic-working machines such as lathes, vertical milling machines and surface grinders. Students will also learn to read and calculate precision measurements.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical, Winona 55987

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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Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical
Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical
1250 Homer Road Winona, MN 55987 Toll-Free: (877) 853-8324 Local: (877) 853-8324 TTY: (507) 453-2785