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Machine Technology

at Northwest Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 30
  • Delivery: Fully online

About this Program

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to plan, manufacture, assemble, test, and repair parts, mechanisms, machines, and structures in which materials are cast, formed, shaped, molded, heat treated, cut, twisted, press

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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Northwest Technical College
Northwest Technical College
905 Grant Ave. S.E. Bemidji, MN 56601 Toll-Free: (800) 942-8324 Local: (218) 333-6647 TTY: (218) 333-6691