Tool and Die Machining Technology


Training in Tool and Die, offered to graduates of the Machine Tool course or equivalent in training or experience, prepares the student for entry into the Metal Working industry. Instruction is offered on basic machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders, as well as on the most up-to-date machines such as electrical discharge machines, optical jig borers, optical jig grinders, digital readout machines, conventional O.D. - I.D. grinders, Ram/CNC wire E.D.M., and CNC milling machines. Related training includes blueprint reading, mathematics, precision inspection and use of the latest laboratory equipment with electronic and optical gauging devices.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length
Clock Hours 3,024
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $8,722.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,948.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Production Machine Tender432Certificate
Machine Set-Up Operator864Certificate
General Machinist1296Diploma
Machinist I1728Diploma
Tool Machine Set-Up Operator2160Certificate
Tool & Die Repair2592Certificate
Tool & Die Maker3024Diploma

Campus Locations

Jackson State Community College Instructional Service Center
2046 North Parkway
Jackson, TN 38301

Job Duties

Analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and machinists' hand tools.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 2,770

Current job openings per year: 260

Books and Supplies Lists


Robert Pepper

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