Tool and Die/Moldmaking (BP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

Diemakers are machinists with additional skills in designing and constructing metal-stamping dies. They build the dies that mass-produce parts for many industries including small appliances, computers, automobiles, and aircraft. Diemakers use both manual and computer-controlled machine tools to build intricate and close tolerance dies. Diemakers need those skills to work to close tolerances, interpret blueprints, and follow detailed instructions.

Moldmakers are machinists with additional skills in the design and construction of plastic injection molds. They build the molds that mass-produce the plastic products that make our high-tech world possible. The molding process produces products ranging from pens to automobile parts to medical implants. Moldmakers use both manual and computer-controlled machine tools to build plastic injection molds that require intricate 3-dimensional shapes and close tolerances. Moldmakers must be able to visualize 3-dimensional objects from a blueprint, pay attention to details, and work to close tolerances.

Award Outcomes

Apply precision measurement techniques.

Demonstrate sawing procedures.

Demonstrate drilling procedures.

Demonstrate grinding procedures.

Demonstrate milling procedures.

Demonstrate turning procedures.

Interpret blueprints/drawings.

Apply heat treating principles.

Machine parts with tolerance.

Apply math skills necessary for industry requirements.

Operate equipment safely.

Inspect machined parts for tolerance requirements.

Operate CNC machines efficiently.

Demonstrate teamwork.

Develop part designs within a group.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are available for these highly-skilled professionals. Tool and Die/Moldmakers work in both small and large companies. The Tool and Die/Moldmakers skills qualify him/her for good pay and jobs that encourage creativity and innovation. Opportunities exist to move into management positions or start a business.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 50 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH1056Blueprint Reading I

3

MACH1100Introduction to Machining Technology

3

MACH1105Drilling and Sawing Processes

2

MACH1110Turning Technology I

3

MACH1120Turning Technology II

3

MACH1125Milling Technology I

3

MACH1130Milling Technology II

3

MACH1135Precision Grinding

2

MACH1140Introduction to CNC

3

MACH2400CNC Setup and Operation

3

MACH2406CNC Programming

3

MACH2410CAD/CAM

3

MACH2420Blueprint Reading II for Machinists

2

MACH2450Fundamentals of EDM

2

MACH2455Die/Mold Design

3

MACH2460Die Construction

3

MACH2465Mold Construction

3

MACH2500Introduction to Swiss-Style Machining

3

General Education Required 9 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

 

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

or

MATH2200College Algebra

4

 

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

or

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

General Education Elective 6 Credits

Choose credits from Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses.

Technical Studies Elective 7 Credits

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH1145Machinists Reference Materials

1

MACH1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

MACH2415CNC Milling

3

MACH2425Geometry/Trigonometry for Machinists

2

MACH2430CNC Machining Centers

3

MACH2435CNC Turning Centers

3

MACH2445Heat Treating and Metallurgy

2

MACH2450Fundamentals of EDM

2

MACH2475Gibbs CAD/CAM Milling

3

MACH2600Introduction to Quality Assurance

3

MACH2610Inspection Processes

3

MACH2615Inspection Equipment and Techniques

3

MACH2620Quality Systems

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

ENGC1050Additive Manufacturing

3

ENGC1250SolidWorks I

4

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 72

Semester Sequence - Full-Time

Offered at Brooklyn Park Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH1056Blueprint Reading I

3

MACH1100Introduction to Machining Technology

3

MACH1105Drilling and Sawing Processes

2

MACH1110Turning Technology I

3

MACH1125Milling Technology I

3

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

or

MATH2200College Algebra

4

Total Credits  17

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH1120Turning Technology II

3

MACH1130Milling Technology II

3

MACH1135Precision Grinding

2

MACH1140Introduction to CNC

3

Technical Studies Electives

4

Total Credits  15

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

General Education Electives

3

Total Credits  6

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH2400CNC Setup and Operation

3

MACH2406CNC Programming

3

MACH2410CAD/CAM

3

MACH2420Blueprint Reading II for Machinists

2

Technical Studies Electives

3

General Education Electives

3

Total Credits  17

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH2450Fundamentals of EDM

2

MACH2455Die/Mold Design

3

MACH2460Die Construction

3

MACH2465Mold Construction

3

MACH2500Introduction to Swiss-Style Machining

3

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

or

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

Total Credits  17

Technical Studies Electives

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH1145Machinists Reference Materials

1

MACH1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

MACH2415CNC Milling

3

MACH2425Geometry/Trigonometry for Machinists

2

MACH2430CNC Machining Centers

3

MACH2435CNC Turning Centers

3

MACH2445Heat Treating and Metallurgy

2

MACH2450Fundamentals of EDM

2

MACH2475Gibbs CAD/CAM Milling

3

MACH2480ESPRIT Programming

3

MACH2600Introduction to Quality Assurance

3

MACH2610Inspection Processes

3

MACH2615Inspection Equipment and Techniques

3

MACH2620Quality Systems

3

MACH2625Computer Analysis of Manufacturing Data

2

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

ENGC1050Additive Manufacturing

3

ENGC1250SolidWorks I

4

Choose a Total of:  7 Credits

General Education Electives

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Choose a Total of:  6 Credits

Graduation (72 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.

 

6/20/2019 : BP 4305 / EP

Semester Sequence - Part-Time

Offered at Brooklyn Park Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH1056Blueprint Reading I

3

MACH1100Introduction to Machining Technology

3

MACH1105Drilling and Sawing Processes

2

Total Credits  8

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH1110Turning Technology I

3

MACH1125Milling Technology I

3

MACH1135Precision Grinding

2

Total Credits  8

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

or

MATH2200College Algebra

4

General Education Electives

3

Total Credits  6

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH1120Turning Technology II

3

MACH1130Milling Technology II

3

MACH1140Introduction to CNC

3

Total Credits  9

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH2410CAD/CAM

3

MACH2420Blueprint Reading II for Machinists

2

Technical Studies Electives

4

Total Credits  9

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

Total Credits  3

Fifth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH2400CNC Setup and Operation

3

MACH2406CNC Programming

3

MACH2450Fundamentals of EDM

2

Total Credits  8

Sixth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH2455Die/Mold Design

3

MACH2460Die Construction

3

MACH2465Mold Construction

3

Total Credits  9

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

or

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

Total Credits  3

Seventh Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH2500Introduction to Swiss-Style Machining

3

Technical Studies Electives

3

General Education Electives

3

Total Credits  9

Technical Studies Electives

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MACH1145Machinists Reference Materials

1

MACH1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

MACH2415CNC Milling

3

MACH2425Geometry/Trigonometry for Machinists

2

MACH2430CNC Machining Centers

3

MACH2435CNC Turning Centers

3

MACH2445Heat Treating and Metallurgy

2

MACH2450Fundamentals of EDM

2

MACH2475Gibbs CAD/CAM Milling

3

MACH2480ESPRIT Programming

3

MACH2600Introduction to Quality Assurance

3

MACH2610Inspection Processes

3

MACH2615Inspection Equipment and Techniques

3

MACH2620Quality Systems

3

MACH2625Computer Analysis of Manufacturing Data

2

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

ENGC1050Additive Manufacturing

3

ENGC1250SolidWorks I

4

Choose a Total of:  7 Credits

General Education Electives

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Choose a Total of:  6 Credits

Graduation (72 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.

 

6/20/2019 : BP 4305 / EP