Tool Maker Certificate of Achievement (Certificate of Achievement, 2020-2021)

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement

Program Description


Provides students with experience on the production and maintenance of precision tools commonly used in the production of metal, plastic, and other materials of all shapes and sizes. Toolmakers must interpret drawings and technical data to create various parts for manufacturing.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Accurately measure and perform calculations.
  2. Interpret engineering drawings to plan the production of a given part or product in accordance with manufacturers specifications.
  3. Operate a range of milling and boring machinery, lathes, and CNC equipment in the manufacture of parts and products based on the drawings specified.
  4. Accurately assemble manufactured parts and finished components.
  5. Use hand and power tools.
  6. Test finished products for accuracy in accordance with specified drawings.
  7. Implement health and safety practices in the workplace.
  8. Operate manufacturing machinery and measuring equipment.

Admission Requirements

Additional Program Requirements

Complete a minimum of 38 credits and all required courses in your specialization.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses
Course name Credit Hours

Industrial Technology: Complete 38 credits from:

  • Architecture/Construction Trades (ACT)
  • Automotive (AUTO)
  • Center for Innovative Manufacturing: Electricity/Electronics (CIMEL), Hydraulics/Pneumatics (CIMHP), Manufacturing Machine Tool (CIMMT), Manufacturing Drafting/CAD (CIMPR), Trade & Apprenticeship (CIMTA), Welding (CIMWD)
  • Industrial Drafting (DRAF)
  • Electrical/Electronics (ELEC)
  • Energy Technology (ENT)
  • Engineering Technology (ENGT)
  • Maintenance Trades (MFMT)
  • Machine Tool Technology (MTT)
  • Plumbing and Pipefitting (PLMB)
  • Power Engineering and Facilities Tech. (PEFT)
  • Renewable Energy (REEN)
  • Trade and Apprentice Education: Electrical (TAEL), Foundation (TAFD), Fluid Power (TAFP), Graphic Design (TAGD), Industrial Materials (TAIM), Journey Person (TAJP), Mathematics (TAMA), Material Joining (TAMJ), Manufacturing (TAMN), Developmental (TADV), Maintenance Technology (TAMT), Process Instrumentation (TAPI), Plumbing/Pipefitting (TAPP), Process Tech. Practices (TAPT), Sheet Metal (TASM)
TAFD-117: Industrial Computer Applications 3.00
Credit Hours: 41
Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Winter 2019 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.