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Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 31
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • 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

  • Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators

  • Median wage: $17.15/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Rolling Machine Operators

  • Median wage: $15.87/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Drilling and Boring Machine Operators

  • Median wage: $15.61/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Metal and Plastic Model Makers

  • Median wage: $19.31/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators

  • Median wage: $18.00/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators

  • Median wage: $15.72/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

  • Median wage: $20.14/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Forging Machine Operators

  • Median wage: $16.47/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Multiple Machine Tool Operators

  • Median wage: $17.96/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Milling and Planing Machine Operators

  • Median wage: $17.58/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Metal and Plastic Layout Workers

  • Median wage: $21.99/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Lathe and Turning Machine Operators

  • Median wage: $19.29/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Metal and Plastic Patternmakers

  • Median wage: $22.06/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Heat Treating Equipment Operators

  • Median wage: $18.15/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
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Minnesota State College Southeast
Minnesota State College Southeast
1250 Homer Road Winona, MN 55987 Toll-Free: (877) 853-8324 Local: (877) 853-8324 TTY: (507) 453-2785