Tool and Diemaking Program



A career in the tooling industry, ranging from interacting with CNC machining equipment and performing precision handwork to repairing damaged machine parts and more.

Make the fixtures, dies, molds, tooling, gages and more that are used to create the products we use every day. Become a skilled technician with hands-on training to learn the diemaking process from manual tooling to computer numerically controlled (CNC). The DMACC Tool and Diemaking program prepares graduates to be skilled professionals in this high-demand career.

About the Program:

Career Examples
What You'll Do
Core Job Skills
Average Salary

Tool and Diemaking Career Examples

  • General Machinist
  • CNC Lathe or Mill Operator
  • Quality Technician
  • Gunsmith
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician

What You'll Do

  • Control machines and processes
  • Solve problems
  • Make decisions
  • Inspect equipment, structures, or material
  • Process information
  • Organize, plan, and prioritize work
  • Draft, lay out, and specify technical devices, parts, and equipment

Core Job Skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical thinking
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Innovation
  • Integrity

Average Salary (Iowa)

  • $47,850 per year