Rock Valley College

Tool & Die/Precision Machinist Apprenticeship

Degree Conferred: Certificate – 30 credits
Contact: Division of Technical Programs, (815) 921-3000

Program Overview

The tool and die maker/precision machinist apprentice makes the devices used by machinists for mass-produced parts. Tool and die makers are among the most skilled of all machinery workers. Apprentices learn to make the gauges and measuring devices in manufacturing precision metal parts. They are also taught to construct metal forms used to shape metal stamping and forging operations.

Year One

Number Title
  APT-190 Mathematics for Machine Technology I
  APT-194 Blueprint Interpretation

Year Two

Number Title
  APT-289 Metal Cutting Applications
  MET-106 Metrology
  MET-105 Materials and Processes

Year Three

Number Title
  MET-111 CNC Machine Setup/Operations/Programmin
  MET-226 CNC/CAM Operations I

Year Four

Number Title
  MET-108 Computer Drafting Using AutoCAD
  WLD-100 Introduction to Welding
  MET-133 Graphics/SolidWorks CAD I

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Apprenticeship Organizations

Rockford Area Electricians Joint Apprenticeship Committee
619 South Rock Drive
Rockford, IL 61102
(815) 969-8484
Attn: Greg Cote

Tool and Die/Precision Machinist
Rock River Valley Tooling and Machining Association
P.O. Box 5029
Rockford, IL 61125
(815) 985-8582
Fax: (815) 516-8431
Attn: Dutch Hinck

For further information contact:
Ms. Ronda Kliman, Area Representative
U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training
308 W. State Street, Suite 403
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 987-4253
Fax: (815) 987-4214


Rock Valley College
Dean of Aviation, Engineering, & Apprenticeships
Attn: Jonathan Hardbarger
3301 N. Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61109
(815) 921-3101
Fax: (815) 921-3189

Potential Careers & Wages