Die Maker - Certificate of Achievement

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement
Office Contact
School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development: 313-845-9645, bepdinfo@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-211
Faculty Contact
James Anderson: 313-845-6351, jwanderson3@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-164K

Program Description


Provides students with the opportunity to 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Verify dimensions, alignments, and clearances of finished parts for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers, or dial indicators.
  2. Study blueprints, sketches, models, or specifications to plan sequences of operations for fabricating tools, dies, or assemblies.
  3. Set up and operate conventional or computer numerically controlled machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, or grinders to cut, bore, grind, or otherwise shape parts to prescribed dimensions and finishes.
  4. Visualize and compute dimensions, sizes, shapes, and tolerances of assemblies, based on specifications.
  5. Inspect finished dies for smoothness, contour conformity, and defects.

Admission Requirements

Additional Program Requirements

Complete a minimum of 38 additional credit hours in courses required within your specialization.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses
Course Name Credit Hours
TAMA-110: Industrial Applications of Basic Mathematical Principles 2.00
TAMA-120: Industrial Applications of Algebraic Principles 3.00
TAMA-130: Industrial Applications of Geometric Principles 2.00
TAMA-200: Industrial Applications of Trigonometric Principles 3.00

Required Foundations: Complete one (1) course based on specific company RTI

Credit Hours: 10

RTI (Related Training Instruction)
Employer specific document that details HFC courses needed to meet employer knowledge and skill requirements and fulfills HFC degree or certificate requirements.

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.