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2013-2014 Course Catalog 
2013-2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Machinist Technology Diploma

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The Tool & Diemaking program prepares students to meet the demands for qualified personnel in either the conventionally controlled or computer numerical-controlled (CNC) tooling industry.

There are two separate diploma options available: Machinist Technology and Diemaking.

1st Year: Machinist Technology graduates should have the skills required to work in a general machine shop.

2nd Year: Diemaking graduates should have the skills necessary to work as tool planners, tool makers, die makers, etc. By completing the core courses required for all students plus the courses in the two diploma options, students may receive a Tool & Diemaking AAS degree.

For more information about the Tool & Diemaking program, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/machining.

Location: Ankeny

Program Entry Requirements: Machinist Technology Diploma

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Students start Fall semester.

(If you wish to start the program in the Spring or Summer, please contact the program chair at 515-964-6416 to discuss proper sequencing of courses.)

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Machinist Technology or Diemaking diploma, or a Tool & Diemaking AAS degree, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

(Note: For those students who only wish to complete the CNC Operator Certificate, the 10 courses bolded below are the courses needed to complete the CNC Operator Certificate.)

AAS Degree Core Requirements

All students must complete the following:

Required Courses

Option Courses

Requirements for the Machinist Technology Diploma

Students who choose the Machinist Technology Diploma option must complete the following courses:

Semester 3

Required Course(s)

Option 3 - Select Both Courses or Option 4*

Option 4 - Select 1 Course or Option 3


* MFG 932  (Option 4) does not count toward the Tool & Diemaking AAS degree requirements. Students pursuing the AAS degree are required to take MFG 270  & MFG 271  (Option 3).

Option 4 internship is only available with program chairperson approval and company sponsorship.

Total Credits Required to Complete the Machinist Technology Diploma - 48

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